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AMD Turns Up The Heat: Athlon XP 1900+

The Nitty Gritty On The Athlon XP 1900+

The new Athlon XP 1900+, clocked at 1600 MHz.

There's not much new to say, really. The most important things were already said in our last article, "Athlon XP Meets P4: A Comparison of All CPUs" . The new top-of-the-range model runs around 250 dollars. To get the biggest bang for your buck, you have to install your AMD Athlon XP 1900+ on a perfect platform. Currently available motherboards furnished with a VIA KT266 chipset are incapable of milking the full performance potential from an Athlon processor. Instead, you not only need a VIA KT266A chipset, but fast DDR-SDRAM, which also helps ensure that your Athlon performs at its best. More detailed information is provided in our test "Accelerating Athlon: VIA Releases KT266A Chipset" .

All the important technical data from the AMD Athlon XP 1900+.