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New CPU Clock Speed Rating

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  • Windows XP
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Last response: in CPUs
February 10, 2003 8:05:44 PM

New method of rating AMD CPU clock speed from Tom's.
Said to be more accurate than AMD's current rating convention. :eek: 

<font color=red><b>New CPUs with Barton Core: Athlon XP 2500+/ 2800+/ 3000+</b>

Besides the new top model XP 3000+ at 2166 MHz, there are two more CPUs: <b>the Athlon XP 2500+ and the XP 2800+, which have clock rates of, 2083 MHz and 1833 MHz, respectively.</b></font color=red>


The 2500+ clock rate is 2083 and the 2800+ is 1833 respectively. That is a difference of 417 MHz for the 2500+ moniker vs. clock speed and 967 MHz for the 2800+!!!

Would be a huge jump in "comparable speed" for the 2800+ but the difference in comparable/actual speed for the 2500+ would probably be a more accurate estimate. :wink:

P.S. I suspect the clock speed figures may be transposed. Or not?

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February 11, 2003 5:23:08 AM

AMD is getting bolder, that's a certainty. Kind of reminds me of what Cyrix did with the MII, just before they went out of business (well, CPU business anyway). I have a MII 366 that runs at 250MHz sitting on my shelf. I think it's a little faster than a Pentium 233 MMX.

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