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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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,...
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.