Review : AMD XP2800+ (166 FSB)

Posted on Tuesday, October 01 2002 @ 10:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck has reviewed the AMD XP2800+ (166 FSB) :
It has finally arrived. The processor a lot of people have been waiting for, since AMD needs to get into the game again. In the beginning when AMD introduced their Athlon CPU, Intel started to get serious problems keeping up with the 133MHz FSB on the Athlon. But Intel has made their alterations. They started this by impressing everyone with extremely overclocking-friendly "Northwood" CPU, which is now also available in a 533MHz version. When the 2.53GHz was released it was clear that more and more people converted back to Intel.
Another reason for this was that AMD wasn't developing any new processors. Instead they slowly increased the speeds of their XP processors. Now AMD has finally introduced the XP2800 CPU with a 166MHz FSB. There is a lot of expectations for this processor so let's see if it can live up to it.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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