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Athlon XP 2100+: AMD Turns Up The Heat

Comparing The Cores: Palomino Vs. Thoroughbred Vs. Northwood

ManufacturerAMDAMDIntel
ProcessorAthlon XP Palomino CoreAthlon XP Thoroughbred CorePentium 4 Northwood Core
IntroductionOctober 9, 2001Q2, 2002January 7, 2002
Clock Frequencies1.2 - 1.80 GHz1.86 - 2.xx GHz1.6 - 2.xx GHz
Manufacturing Process0,18 µm0,13 µm0,13 µm
Die size128 mm280 mm2146 mm2
Number of Gates37,5 Million37,5 Million55 Million
PlatformSocket462Socket462Socket478
CPU Bus Clock(Front Side Bus)133 MHz / 266 MHz DDR133 MHz / 266 MHz DDR100 MHz / 400 MHz QDR
L1 Execution Cache Size64 kB64 kB12.000 µ-Ops (Trace Cache)
Execution Pre Decode?nonoyes
L1 Data Cache Size64 kB64 kB8 kB (unconfirmed)
Hardware Data Prefetchyesyesyes
L1 Cache Clockcore clockcore clockcore clock
L1 Data Cache Bus Width64 bit64 bit256 bit
L2 Cache Size256 kB256 kB512 kB
L2 Cache Clockcore clockcore clockcore clock
L2 Cache Addressable Range64 GB64 GB64 GB
Processor Data Bus Width64 bit64 bit64 bit
Platform Support
ChipsetsVIA KT133 to KT333ASiS 735 and SiS 745ALi Magik 1Nvidia nForceAMD 750 and 760VIA KT133A to KT333ASiS 735 and SiS 745ALi Magik 1Nvidia nForceAMD 750 and 760Intel 845, Intel 845D and Intel 845EIntel 850 and Intel 850EVIA P4X266VIA P4X266ASiS 645
Type of MemorySDRAM, DDR-SDRAMSDRAM, DDR-SDRAMSDRAM, DDR-SDRAM, RDRAM
Memory Clock100/133/166 MHz100/133/166 MHz100/133/166/300/400/533 MHz
Instruction Extensions
MMXyesyesyes
Enhanced 3DNow!yesyesno
3DNow! Professionalyesyesno
SSEyesyesyes
SSE2nonoyes
Electrical Specifications
SMP-Supportno ('not officially endorsed or supported')no ('not officially endorsed or supported')no
Core Voltage1,75 Volt1,5 Volt1,5 Volt
Thermal Protection(Thermal Diode)yesyesyes
Integrated Thermal Protection Logicno, requires logic on motherboardno, requires logic on motherboardyes
  • mrcmark
    ahh my first processor =D after 8 years it is still in good condition. im still using amd processor now. Phenom II x3 720
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