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 Barton: Athlon XP with 512 KB L2 Cache

Today AMD has introduced a new Athlon XP featuring a 512 KB L2 cache, double that of previous Athlon XPs. Due to the performance improvement associated with the cache, the chip is rated at 3000+, despite being clocked slightly slower (2.17 GHz) than the Athlon XP 2800+ (2.25 GHz). How do these claims stack up? Ace's Hardware has a review that answer's this, by benchmarking the chip in a number of both gaming and professional applications, including 3D Studio Max, AutoCAD, Lightwave, Photoshop, UT2003, Battlefield 1942, and more.

 (Submitted by Brian Neal Tue Feb 11, 2003 )


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