Conclusion: Itse en ennen testejä edes odottanut Athlon XP 2200+:lta mitään ihmeellisyyksiä, suhteessa samanlaisia testituloksia kuin Palomino-corellisetkin. Testitulokset pelitesteissä pysyttelevät viidestä reiluun kahdeksaan prosenttiin ohjelmasta riippuen, joten korotus Athlon XP 1700+:sta ei ole mikään hirveä ja pelkästään pelaamisen kannalta päivitystä koneeseen tuskin kannattaa tehdä.
Excerpt: AMD's Athlon XP 2200+ Processor The "Thoroughbreds" at .13 Debut! By, Marco Chiappetta June 10, 2002 Approximately one year ago, AMD Athlon processors based on the "Thunderbird" core, were reaching the end of their lifespan. The "Thunderbird" had long been a favorite of the enthusiast community. It was priced very competitively and performed on par, or better than anything Intel had to offer at the time. AMD wasn't done giving Intel a hard time yet, however.
AMD Athlon XP 2200+ (Thoroughbred) Processor Review
10 June 2002
Excerpt: That’s a lot of hype to live up to, and AMD is well aware of the problems that are facing them with this kind of market and consumer viewpoints. Now that Intel is catching up to and exceeding the best that AMD has to offer, every move that AMD makes is going to be placed under the microscope and analyzed by thousands upon thousands of editors, analysts, and even consumers.
Summary: The benchmarks tell an interesting story. In some cases, despite all of its CPU and bus clock speed disadvantages, the Athlon XP is faster than any Pentium 4 processor. However, the Pentium 4 wins out in the majority of our tests. In many of the tests where the Athlon XP is slower than the P4, the 2200+ model's 66MHz clock speed increase doesn't deliver much more performance than the 2100+.
Conclusion: While AMD made significant breakthroughs with their 0.13-micron manufacturing technology, the Athlon XP core is still in dire need of an upgrade. The performance is no doubt fast when rated by its clock frequency but the performance rating adopted by AMD seems to do it more harm than good. The true performance initiative was good when it was first introduced by AMD but its accuracy is now in question.
Conclusion: AMD’s latest Athlon XP 2200 + is obviously a good performer that is highly suitable for high demanding applications like video mounting/editing software, or the latest 3 D games. But apart from a new engraving process, the ‘Thoroughbred’ core doesn’t bring enough innovation to impose itself as a must have upgrade for Athlon XP ‘Palomino’ owners, especially when you consider its limited overclocking capacity.