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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. Everyone already knows that any processor you buy will become obsolete fairly quickly, but you eventually learn to identify processors that will give you the most bang for the buck before it becomes...
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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. But at the same time, we always take this opportunity to look at the market as a whole and point out any helpful tips we ran across during our tests.
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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. Katmai Pentium III as an example.
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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. The Athlon 800 is just another step in the Athlon line, for AMD, it's purpose is to offer a clock speed competitor to Intel's Pentium III 800, but it's main purpose for most of you will be to drive the prices of the other Athlon processors down which is never a bad...
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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? Nothing much if Intel releases a drastically different architecture with their upcoming Coppermine CPU that completely blows the Athlon away.
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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, the price of a lower clocked but faster Athlon will still be lower than a 700MHz Pentium III.
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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. Le prestazioni di questi processori sono stati comparati,...
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