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What are Thoroughbreds? Bartons?

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Last response: in Overclocking
August 27, 2004 9:58:38 PM

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Will some kind soul please tell me where I can find an explanation (in
beginner's terms) of the characteristics of the different Athlon CPUs?
What are Thoroughbreds? Bartons? Etc.? Enquiring minds want to

Thanks in advance,


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a b K Overclocking
September 21, 2004 9:04:03 AM

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Really simply put they re generations of AMD Athlon processors, prior
to this there was the thunderbird. As the technology improved each
generation had a name. T-Bred, Barton & Thunderbird are just like
for example:
Windows 95, Windows98 and Windows XP. Different versions....

They all fit the same sockets so the only difference there is the
capability of the motherboard, putting a 400Mhz FSP Barton CPU on a
motherboard for designed for a 133 FSB Thunderbird would not be good
as the barton Chip would run very slow compared with its rated

I hope this was somewhat helpful

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