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XP 2000+ Release Date?

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December 16, 2001 2:13:36 PM

Does anyone know when the XP 2000+ is supposed to be released?


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December 16, 2001 2:55:33 PM

word floating around is sometime before January. Supposedly we were supposed to get 2000+ sometime in 2001, and then the 2100+ in early 2002.
Its getting pretty close to 2002 and I don't see 2000+ yet, hopefully there arnt any issues like when P3 reached 1.1 GHz and couldn't handle it........
December 16, 2001 3:05:20 PM

I want to get an XP proc, but if the 2000+ is coming out soon I'll wait. The prices on all the XPs should drop when the 2000+ comes out.

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December 16, 2001 3:19:46 PM

eh it depends really. The prices just tend to drop on their own a little bit and then suddenly *poof* new CPU release.
I believe 1800+ got down to around $190 range from $240 before the 1900+ came out, now there hasn't been a new CPU out for awhile. Prices arn't changing much either, if 2000+ comes out soon it'll probably be around $300 which is still $100 cheaper than Intels Pentium 4 2GHz so its fine by me. As long as we don't go back to the days of spending $500 or more on CPUs I'll be happy. It seems intel is trying to get us back to those days with Current Pentium 4s, and future williamette (probably spelled wrong) coming out soon. If their new CPU starts at 2.2 GHz I'm sure it'll cost over $500.
December 16, 2001 9:41:58 PM

i agree
the shift from athlon to XP gave us 20 - 25% power output reduction (and thus heat reduction)

the athlon 1.4 puts out a max of 72W, which was the fastest released athlon.
the XP 1800+ (1533mhz) puts out the same amount as the athlon 1.2

thus doing the sums the XP 2000+ will put out around the same as the athlon 1.4, making a XP 2100+ unlikely. (proly could do it but its best to allow for headroom)

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December 16, 2001 10:04:36 PM

well, AMD could further revise the core to produce less heat.

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December 17, 2001 12:14:09 AM

They will, it is called Thoroughbred. :smile:

I also just read that clock for clock Thoroughbred will not potentially include and optimisation in core other than .13 micron. i.e. identical clocks give identical PR. Possibly not until Barton will we see a new/revised architecture.

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December 17, 2001 12:54:50 AM

that sounds fair.

XP is a somewhat unusal mid life upgrade of the athlon architecture... and it worked well.

and simple dieshrinks work well,
just look at the 0.25 -> 0.18 celleries and p3's

not to mention the recient p3 -> tully/cellery.
admitedly some have got more cache, but the archeture is the same.

i can see thoughbred being a simple dieshrink.
still with SSE, 256k cache, 133fsb.

then later on with barton we get SIO, 166fsb, and possibly SSE2/ 512k cache, though i doubt that.

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December 17, 2001 1:54:41 AM

My mail concern is that the MP chips should get more cache. Hopefully the [speculation]ThoroughbredMP[/speculation] will have at least 512Kb cache, maybe up to 1MB. Note I say hope, not will!!

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