Actually, you would get AppalBred not AppleBred. If any of this is real and AMD really does name it AppleBred, then I'll <i>know</i> that what little is left of their marketing department is now eating magic mushrooms.
It's ten times worse than the name of Thorton (the bastard child of Thoroughbred and Barton).
And by the sounds of it, <i>both</i> AppalBred and Thorton will exist. AppalBred is lowest FSB with lowest cache and Thorton is midrange FSB with midrange cache, which leaves Barton with the high FSB and largest cache.
And this <i>might</i> actually be a good move for AMD <i>if</i> they can alter their price points to match so that their prices will range as broadly as the performance of these chips will.
Otherwise there would really be no point to any of it. :\
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Yea na thats a good logo to have. Anyway i was meaning to ask you what were your different setups you have cause i have two AMD ones and an old intel one that i have just started to pull to bits for the nuts and bolts. The intel is a p2 266 i think and i have a duron 900 and a 2400xp, and i tell you that duron really holds up when it comes to games, i have been genuinly surprised. The graphics card upgrade, gf2 mx400 - fx5600, made so much more of a difference to the system than going from a D900 to the XP. I'm looking at a new system but have decided to wait until the new year or until some good games start hitting the shelves.
The Spitfire & Morgans were fine cores for budget processors. Celerons could never touch them, and that's probably explain why. Games are more or less bottlenecked by the Graphics Card these days than the CPU, but what you do say astonishes me. You should have noticed at least SOME increase. What kind of MOBO & RAM were you using?
My OS features preemptive multitasking, a fully interactive command line, & support for 640K of RAM!
The 2400 is on a gogabyte 7vtxe 380mb ram and the 900 is on a Asus A7V 266E 256mb ram, pretty sure i got that right, both have 2100 ram and 7200 HDD. I did notice a bit of difference but the new video card more so. The main difference was in loading game s onto HDD etc. In games well a bit but the duron never had any problems really even with the likes of Raven Shield and Grand theft.