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AMD Athlon (Thunderbird) 800 Review

X-bit labs
21 July 2000
  • Summary: This new CPU from AMD is none other but a logical continuation of the AMD Athlon family. Itsdistinguishing feature is 256KB integrated on-die L2 cache and hence Socket A form-factor.
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Overall 8
7.5

AMD Athlon 850 Review

FiringSquad
17 February 2000
  • Conclusion: Don't get us wrong. The Athlon 850 is a fast processor, but we can't let pure performance dictate our purchasing decisions. When buying new hardware, you have to keep an eye on future products. Then again, you'll never buy anything if you're always looking towards the future.
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AMD Athlon 850

AnandTech
14 February 2000
  • Conclusion: The Athlon 850 isn't anything special, it's just another Athlon with a higher clock speed, doesn't that conclusion sound all too familiar? It should, it's the same conclusion we normally come to whenever a manufacturer simply releases a higher speed grade processor.
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Overall 8
8.0

AMD AthlonXP Thoroughbred Processor

PCStats
26 January 2000
  • Summary: Now with the smaller T-Bred officially out, AMD can ramp up the speed of their processors which badly needed a boost in raw MHz.
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Overall 8
7.8

AMD Athlon 800 Review

FiringSquad
23 January 2000
  • Conclusion: While we were happy with the performance the Athlon 800 currently offers we don't like its slow L2 cache. Once AMD integrates the L2 cache on the Athlon core, we expect the Athlons performance to increase by at least 10% depending on the size of the L2 cache. (With the Pentium III Coppermine vs.
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AMD Athlon 800

AnandTech
20 December 1999
  • Conclusion: The Athlon 700 was the last Athlon to feature the 1/2 speed L2 cache and it will most likely be a fairly expensive part to pick up even after the 750 and 800MHz parts make their way into the retail channels.
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AMD Athlon 600 Review

X-bit labs
11 October 1999
  • Summary: A new generation CPU from AMD easily leaves Intel Pentium III far behind. Wow! Now it looks as if AMD has for the first timegot the chance to defeat Intel.
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AMD Athlon 700

AnandTech
4 October 1999
  • Conclusion: What did we expect from the Athlon 700?  Everything we got from the Athlon 700.  The CPU is just a faster Athlon, which is definitely good for AMD for the time being, but what will it do in the long term?
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AMD Athlon

AnandTech
9 August 1999
  • Conclusion: Final Words I don't have to give you a conclusion here, the benchmarks speak for themselves, the Athlon is the fastest desktop x86 processor on the market.  It would take at least a 700MHz Pentium III to start to beat AMD's Athlon, but even if Intel does release a Pentium III 700 ahead of schedule,...
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AMD Athlon Thunderbird

Hardware Upgrade
2 January 2000
  • Excerpt: Recensione dei processori AMD Athlon Thunderbird a 700 Mhz e 1 Ghz di clock; basato su interfaccia Socket A, questo processore integra all'interno del Core la cache L2, in quantitativo di 256 Kbytes e oeprante alla frequenza di clock della cpu.
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