Summary: The K6-III with it's larger (than the K6-2) secondary cache brought a level of performance comparable with an Intel celeron processor but at half the price. It allowed owners of older socket seven motherboards to virtually keep up with the more expensive pentiums. While the K6-2 was hampered by the relatively slower (66Mhz) bus speed of socket seven and really needed the 100MHz bus speed of the super socket seven boards the K6-III was not so badly affected.
Pros: compatibility with older kit, cost
Cons: Clock for clock didn't have the brute force of an Intel design.
Summary: .... in my opinion! My super socket 7 motherboard is happy with intel processors. It can chew them up and spit them out with no bother, they rpesent it no meat to get working with. the K6-III however gives it quite possibly more meant than it can handle. My travels have led me to the AMD K6-2 processor and then Like my K6-2 machine I've added an AGP graphics card to tihs machine to make it a gaming machine on my home netwrk. Performance is excellent!
Summary: Well I don't either (I have a K6) but have used computers of very similar specs running both a 450 MHz celeron and a 400 K6 III. To be honest I did not notice much difference in speed under a windows 95 environment but I can say that the AMD did handle games a bit better. I saw Unreal Tournament and played x-wing alliance on both and the AMD could run slightly higher resolutions although did take longer to load.
Summary: Back before the AMD Athlon and before the Celeron was available the AMD K6-II and K6-III processors were pretty much the only choice for high-powered systems that didn't cost a bundle. I ordered my computer mail order with a 400MHz AMD K6-III processor (at what seemed like a fantastic deal back then). The mail order man tried to convince me to buy the same computer with a Pentium II processor, which at the same price would have been only around 250MHz.
Summary: Guter Low-Cost Prozessor der gnügend Leistung bringt, allerdings heute nicht mehr Stand der Technik. - Vorteile: zuverlässig, einfach zu übertakten - Nachteile: wenn zu hoch übertaktet instabil