Linux Kernel Compilation
The kernel compilation under Linux with gcc 2.95.2 is clearly ruled by the AMD-processors, which I consider as rather surprising. The compiler runs pure integer-instructions. Neither FPU-performance, nor SSE or 3DNow! can help here. Still Pentium III loses.
Once more Pentium III is looking rather bad in this comparison, but what really surprises is that AMD's Athlon /Tbird 900 is almost reaching the highly overclocked Celeron in price/performance. An overclocked Thunderbird 900 would easily be an even better value.