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Palomino/nForce/Northwood/Tualatin

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July 26, 2001 4:54:36 PM

I was wondering if we could all post some sites on previews/articles/reviews of the Palomino, nForce, Tualatin and the Northwood. I thought it would be a good idea to get everyone aware of these upcoming products and what their stats on paper/tested performance is.

Here are the sites I know of:

Palomino:
<A HREF="http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardware/palomino/default..." target="_new">Quake Champ Thresh's Firing Squad's preview</A>
<A HREF="http://www.wildandyc.co.uk/amd/Roadmap/palamino.shtml" target="_new">Wild_Andy's preview</A>
<A HREF="http://www.geek.com/procspec/amd/palomino.htm" target="_new">Geek.com's preview</A>
<A HREF="http://www.technicalbytes.com/sections/observations/gen..." target="_new">www.technicalbytes.com's preview and comparison to the P4</A>

Tualatin:
<A HREF="http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/01q2/010612/index.html" target="_new">Tom's Hardware's Review</A>
<A HREF="http://www.a1-electronics.co.uk/Intel_Section/CPUs/Tual..." target="_new">a1-electronics's preview of the Tualatin</A>

Northwood:
<A HREF="http://www.a1-electronics.co.uk/Intel_Section/CPUs/P4_r..." target="_new">a1-electronics's review of the P4 and preview of the Northwood</A>

I ran out of time getting links, but I hope others can share some of their sites too. I would like to be able to read some other sites that preview the above mentioned products as well as other products that have not been released yet. Thanks

My System: <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mysystemrig.html?rigid=9417" target="_new">http://www.anandtech.com/mysystemrig.html?rigid=9417&lt;/A>

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July 26, 2001 10:57:16 PM

Why feed off of rumors? These guys are just guessing, based on what they hear from their rumor-mill.

Case in point: Wild Andy reports the <b>Desktop</b> Athlon 4's core voltage to be 1.4v, while the Geek''s table shows it to be 1.75v (which BTW, is what the Athlon MP's core requires).

That's a big difference with substantially different implications regarding mobo support, power consumption, and heat dissipation!
July 26, 2001 11:20:12 PM

Here's another link on the Palomino (MP in particular) that I think is good: <A HREF="http://www.cpureview.com/rev_amdmp_a.html" target="_new">CPUReview.com: AMD "Smart MP" Introduction, Analysis, Review and Q&A</A>
July 27, 2001 12:40:43 PM

Actually I don't make any judgements about products until they are available and I have them at the store, then I play with them and see what is the best for myself. The links are just speculation based off stats which contradict each other as you mentioned with the voltage. I have also found conflicts in the number of transistors used, the amount and bus-width and latecy of the cache, the introduction bus speeds and the maximum potential bus speed.

The thing that I found is that a lot of people on these boards seem to like these type of speculations and go gung-ho over these products which no one really knows about, but Intel/AMD, the Mobo/Chipset makers, large OEMs, and pre-box companies like dell.

My System: <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mysystemrig.html?rigid=9417" target="_new">http://www.anandtech.com/mysystemrig.html?rigid=9417&lt;/A>
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