Excerpt: The AMD Athlon XP 3200+: A 2.20GHz "Barton" with a 400MHz System Bus The Barton Core Gets Its First Speed Bump... By, Marco Chiappetta May 13, 2003 In mid February, AMD introduced a group of new processors based on their "Barton" core with 512K of on-die L2 cache, double the amount of the previous generation. With the introduction of the "Barton", AMD gave the Athlon XP line of desktop CPUs a much needed "shot in the arm". Performance versus similarly clocked...
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+? Heck, the fastest clock rate we've ever seen on an Athlon XP was in the limited-run T-bred 2800+, which we reviewed at 2.25GHz way back in October of last year.
Excerpt: A long, long time ago, there were 266 MHz FSB Athlons and DDR266 memory speeds. Chipsets then arrived to push the boundaries and give us 266 MHz FSB Athlons with asynchronous DDR333 memory support. The advantages there were slight, and we knew that the dramatic changes occurred when the CPU and memory buses remained synchronous. Seeing this, AMD took it upon itself to delve into the 333 MHz FSB Athlons, and it was good.
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 combination. That’s confidence. Yet, Intel seems to be just as sure of itself.
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.