The time is January 6, 2003. The location: a busy street full of computer specialty stores. You run over to the nearest one. You shell out a thousand bucks to buy the very latest and best. You take a look at your purchases: an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ and an Nvidia nForce 2 mobo for Dual DDR 400. Well, guess what? The future is now. It's here, and we have a taste of it.
The Athlon XP 2800+ with 166 MHz FSB in action.
This little scenario illustrates the situation of the Athlon XP 2800+. AMD sent us two processors, the Athlon XP 2800+ and 2700+, both of which run with an FSB clock of 166 MHz. The XP 2700+ is based on a clock speed of 2166 MHz (13.0 x 166 MHz), and the XP 2800+ on 2250 MHz (13.5 x 166 MHz). Furthermore, the test components consisted of an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro graphics card and a motherboard with Nvidia's nForce 2 chipset (Asus A7N8X).
- The Future Is Now: The Athlon XP 2800+ Is Here!
- Details On The Athlon XP 2800+/2700+
- Comparison: Heat Dissipation Of All AMD Athlon CPUs
- Bingo! Synchronous Operation With 166 MHz FSB, Continued
- Details On The Test Boards
- Details On The Test Boards, Continued
- New CPUs, Old Boards: Athlon XP 2800+ Starting From KT333
- History: Protection Against Thermal Death
- Comparison: T-Bred "B" Vs. T-Bred "A" Vs. Palomino, Continued
- New Guidelines For CPU Coolers: No Cheap Models
- Test Setup And Details
- Benchmarks Under Windows XP
- OpenGL-Performance: Quake 3 Arena
- DirectX 7 Games: 3D Mark 2000
- DirectX 8 Hardcore Game: Comanche 4
- MP3-Audio-Encoding: Lame MP3
- Video-Encoding MPEG-4: Virtual Dub Und Divx 5.02 Pro
- SiSoft Sandra 2002 Benchmarks: CPU Und Multimedia
- Multimedia Performance: PC Mark 2002
- Office-/Internet-Performance: Sysmark 2002
- Archiving: WinACE 2.2
- 3D-Rendering: Cinema 4D XL 7.303
- 3D-Rendering Performance: SPEC Viewperf 7
- Conclusion: Athlon XP 2800+ Is The Performance Winner, But Not Available Until 2003