High-Flying: AMD Athlon XP 3200+ Squares Off Against Intel P4 3 GHz

Athlon XP 3200+: An End To Downward Compatibility? Continued

Milestones in the AMD Athlon's development.

Here's a tip: if you want to be a really clever overclocker, buy several Athlon CPUs in one go (with the right stepping, of course) from your computer store, and then conduct your overclocking tests. Once you've found out which CPU you can overclock best, you can auction off the remaining chips on eBay, listing their maximum clock speeds.

View of the old Northbridge of the nForce 2 chipset.

View of the new Northbridge of the nForce chipset; this is the only component that runs stably at 200 MHz FSB.