Summary: All in all AMD most certainly managed to put an extremely fast CPU at the market. The step towards a 400 MHz bus was a clever one. It will boost memory bandwidth if the mainboard supports it and if you have the memory for it. If you just bought an Athlon 3000+ hey ..
Conclusion: So what's it like overall? We talked about performance on the previous page. It's not as fast as new Intel gear but neither is it slow. I hinted that you should buy a lower clocked XP instead and make this processor essentially for nearly one tenth of the price.
Summary: If you're like me, you're probably wondering several things about the Athlon XP 3200+. The first question in my mind is: Why only 2.2GHz? The bus speed boost is a nice move, but why not crank up the clock just a tad more from the Athlon XP 3000+?
Summary: We reviewed a new AMD processor, which is none other but AMD’s response to Intel Pentium 4 3.0 with 800MHz bus. Just like Intel, AMD has also increased the bus frequency and Athlon XP 3200+ now works with 400MHz PSB.
Conclusion: The Athlon XP 3200+ signifies little more than an evolutionary step in the life of AMD’s Athlon family. However, it also marks an occasion we haven’t seen for a while: AMD is comfortable enough with the performance of its 2.2GHz processor to leapfrog Intel’s 3GHz Pentium 4 and 875P chipset...
Summary: Наверное, все-таки «удалось». Athlon XP 3200+ — неплохой процессор. Со слегка изначально подпорченной шараханьями AMD и изготовителей чипсетов из стороны в сторону репутацией — это да, это не радует. Но «в сухом остатке» — неплохой.
— вполне адекватный даже 3-гигагерцовому Pentium 4.