LinuxHardware.org has posted a
review of the just released AMD Athlon XP processor. Included
in the review are full technical details, compatibility
information, stability concerns, and the all important benchmarks
all under Linux. Check out how the latest from AMD performs and
whether it's worth your hard-earned money.
From the review:
"Amazingly enough, the latest processor offerings from
both of the big boys (AMD and Intel) have been remarkably stable
chips and the Athlon XP continues this trend. In all tests
performed the Athlon XP 1800+ reviewed in the following performance
analysis was a rock. It held up under all loads for extended
periods of time.
The biggest concern you should make note of is that Athlon
processors have stability issues on certain boards. This is mainly
caused by multiple companies making chipsets for the Athlon unlike
Intel processors that primarily use Intel chipsets. Be sure to do
your research on boards before making that big decision of which
one is right for you. Of particular note are KT133(A)-based boards
which we reviewed a little while back and AMD 761 boards. The
KT133(A) boards range from solid boards to utter crap and the 761
boards have AGP issues that are quite sporadic. Our board of choice
will be appearing in a review in the following couple of weeks.
Unfortunately we have to take off a couple of points due to the
possibility of buying an utterly unusable system board. Not AMD's
fault but a fact."
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