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athlon 2000+XP better than sempron?
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    "Troetsch" <troetsch@go2.pl> wrote in message
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    " athlon 2000+XP better than sempron? "


    Athlon XP 2000+: 1.67Ghz / 266FSB (12.5x133), 256Kb L2 cache.
    Sempron 2400+: 1.67Ghz / 333FSB (10x166), 256Kb L2 cache.

    The rating difference appears to be down to the higher memory bandwidth on
    the Sempron, but it's still just a re-badged Thoroughbred core.
    http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews/Sempron/
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    On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 14:20:43 +0100, Cuzman wrote:

    > "Troetsch" <troetsch@go2.pl> wrote in message
    > news:cg4oai$m66$1@nemesis.news.tpi.pl...
    >
    > " athlon 2000+XP better than sempron? "
    >
    >
    > Athlon XP 2000+: 1.67Ghz / 266FSB (12.5x133), 256Kb L2 cache.
    > Sempron 2400+: 1.67Ghz / 333FSB (10x166), 256Kb L2 cache.
    >
    > The rating difference appears to be down to the higher memory bandwidth on
    > the Sempron, but it's still just a re-badged Thoroughbred core.

    The actual rating difference is because they changed the benchmarks used
    to get higher numbers. If rated with the same benchmark suite as the
    2000+, the Sempron would give a similar rating (2000+), maybe slightly
    higher due to the FSB increase, but nowhere near a 2400+. According to AMD
    this is the benchmark suite that will be used for "budget" cpu's, since
    it's more inline with the performance of the new Celeron D. But the only
    reason I see for it is to get the numbers higher. If they wanted true
    comparisons, they'd benchmark them all, including Intels, with the same
    benchmark suite and publish the results. As it stands now, if you don't
    know what's what, you can get burned by the numbers, both real clock speed
    in Intels case, and PR numbers in AMD's case. Another reason for the
    change is that AMD probably figures they can get more for a 2400+ than a
    2000+. And most buyers won't know they have been bamboozled.:-)

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    Abit KT7-Raid (KT133) Tbred B core CPU @2400MHz (24x100FSB)
    http://mysite.verizon.net/res0exft/cpu.htm
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