AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

AMD is set to announce its two newest chips tomorrow (October 1st) but that is not all that will change. The new chips will support a staggering 333MHz frontside bus (FSB) and the launch will coincide with the official announcement of the nForce 2 chipset.
The importance of the holiday season to chip makers is critical, if they are to pull clear of the 2 year recession of the technology market.

Part of the strategy of both large processor manufacturers, Intel and AMD, has been to create a tense competitive environment where speed has become paramount. That way they manage to push new chips which offer miniscule improvements over previous ones. Following that way of thinking AMD are expected to reduce the price of its other chips, making the Athlon XP2600+ an ideal holiday gift for any hardcore PC enthusiast.

The launch of the new chips is bound to re-ignite the benchmarking wars which have been going on for longer than anyone cares to remember and many sites have already begun releasing tests on the new Athlon chips with the nForce 2 chipset.

One problem which AMD must confront is that of distribution since there are complaints that the XP 2400+ and XP 2600+ have not yet reached the European market. If that is true and the problems continue then Europe will not, likely, see the new offerings until 2003.

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AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

intel has (almost) always been the dominant processor, but with AMD giving-up on the clock myth crap and starting the production engines again, 333MHz is a fantastic start. Maybe the release of the intel 3.06 is what will push the next set of AMD chips set to be announced in Q1 to 433-533MHz FSB...or better yet, 1GHz FSB...can they do it? Who made it to 1GHz first? :)AMD spent so much time patting themselves on the back for making it to 1GHz that intel passed them up. There are no winners in a race that never ends.

AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

The 'new" P4 2.8Ghz beats EVERY AMD out there right now.[url removed] place to see AMD getting their ass kicked in every test.The only thing I hate about Intel is the price, thats the main reason AMD became so famous, because of their cheap pricings and great performance agianst the ol' p3's.

AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

No HUMAN will tell the difference in performance over any intel or AMD CPU with identical video cards equiped unless your in a profession running a CAD and your CPU isnt over 1 Ghz ....and those of you having over heating issues... im sorry your not bright enough to take advantage of the offerings AMD has made available, you truly are a special breed....

AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

UseCommentRight i can show you tests that show the just released 2800+ beating the 2.8ghz p4. try programs like maya sometime. other programs have been "optimized" for intel (like lightwave having sse2) so of course they will be faster on a p4. try reading more than 1 review/benchmarks.eatme, of course AthlonXP cant go to 5ghz (or pr rating either) but thats what the hammer will be able to do. dont forget the p4 3ghz and up are all going to need a new motherboard aswell (like hammer will) because of the redesign.haha,heat ? never heard of a heatsink/fan ? how about bios settings for cpu temprature shutdown ? and the overheat problems you talk of are actually a rare thing. most love to spout how an AMD cpu will die with no heatsink/fan but so will a p4, it just takes longer.

AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

"UseCommentRight i can show you tests that show the just released 2800+ beating the 2.8ghz p4. try programs like maya sometime. other programs have been "optimized" for intel (like lightwave having sse2) so of course they will be faster on a p4. try reading more than 1 review/benchmarks.First off the AMD 2800+ isn't even OUT yet... Show me the link and I'll shutup ;)And I know that that was just one review/benchmark I read plenty more but I said this is one site. I never said AMD can't ever beat Intel.Also, it can't really be AMD's fault for not being optimized for certain programs. Intel is just the bigger company.

AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

I'm still running an Athlon TBird 750 and a GeForce2 32MB. I can run almost any game out with full framerates and graphical detail because I have a monitor that supports high refresh rates. So until ClawHammer or something comes out and completely spanks my computer, there is no point in upgrading.

AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

UseCommentsRight, yes i know th Athlon 2800+ isnt for sale yet. oems etc usually get the first batches and then later they go retail. so very shortly you should see systems available with them and that means they are released. a lot of hardware sites get early run chips for testing though. so check out these 2 for starters[url removed] will see they both use sysmark 2002 which has been heavily changed for intel so disregard those results. they should have used sysmark 2001 as it would have been more realistic. anyway you will see the Athlon doesnt win everything against a P4 2.8ghz but you WILL see that it doesnt get its arse kicked either. on some things it loses by a tiny margin and others it wins. check out the games tests at anandtech for a good example of that.and no i agree its not AMDs fault that some programs arent optimised for the Athlons but you cant judge a cpus speed from just a couple of programs.

AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

"I'm still running an Athlon TBird 750 and a GeForce2 32MB. I can run almost any game out with full framerates and graphical detail because I have a monitor that supports high refresh rates. So until ClawHammer or something comes out and completely spanks my computer, there is no point in upgrading. "Try UT2k3... That will make your system CRY. :)

AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

AMD rocks! I currently have an XP 2100, it is the fastest thing I have ever seen. I've seen a P4 1.3ghz, 1.5ghz, 1.8ghz, 2.0ghz... But my 1.7 (2100) AMD kicks all their butts! My mouth is watering for the 2800. But I'm going to hold off and wait for the Hammer to come out.

AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

this is to UseCommentsRight::::About your comment below about Intel's 2.8 beating AMD. Your benchmarks were only against the AMD 2600. Check out the benchmarks on the 2800[url removed] think Intel is pathetic if an AMD processor running at 2.25 ghz can overpower their 2.8 ghz. AMD has a slower FSB and Slower RAM. But it still beat Intel in most benchmarks.Intel should be ashamed!! AMD Rocks!!

AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

The AMD processors are running with a FSB speed of 266 or now 333 but the ram for the AMD is probably PC 2100 DDR DIMM. The Intel is running with a FSB speed of 533 and using either PC 1600 or PC 2100 DDR DIMM. The AMD is running with slower FSB which is the primary speed factor because something can only go as fast as the slowest step in the process. I agree with AMD Luvr...the AMD is running on slower equipment and yet because of the architecture of the chipset, it out performs the Intel pentium 4.

AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

AMD is faster in some benchmarks. Like UD Distributed Computing because of its Superior FPU. Intel went all marketing and made a crappy fpu so they could sell the P4 based on clock speed. Shamefull thing is that The 2.8GHz P4 does not perform as good as a true 2.8GHz processor should. This is where AMD has steped up in line. If an AMD processer is 1.53GHz, you can bet it performs to the full 1.53GHz especially in Floating Point Unit calculations. Programs that use FPU extensivly are the programs that matter the most such as Computational chemistry.

AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

Sheesh.You newbies (you know who you are) need to read Tom's Hardware site more often, starting here:[url removed] clearly show the benchmarks that prove that intel's 3.06Ghz chip kicks AMD all over the biznatch.Intel is the King. Who gives a crap about price? If you have to ask you probably can't afford it, punks.I PUNCH YOUR FACE!

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AMD Set to Release 2700+ and 2800+

Well if you are looking at the benchmarks of a already known faster processor and comparing it to the compeditor with the slightly slower one, of course the benchmarks are going to be better, but if you compare the ones of equal speeds is when the true comparison beggins. Intel maybe in the lead right now with fastest processor but AMD im sure is going to somehow match Intel.

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