AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

AMD introduced the AMD Athlon XP processor 3000+. The chip will be based on the Barton core and will therefore feature increased cache memory, 512 kb, and support for AMD's 333MHz bus. According to AMD the Athlon XP processor 3000+ outperforms competing desktop PC processors by up to 17 per cent on a variety of industry standard software benchmarks.
Systems based on the AMD Athlon XP processor 3000+ are immediately available from NEC-CI in Europe and soon from other computer manufacturers around the globe.

The XP 3000+ features 640KB of total on-chip cache memory - an increase of nearly 70 per cent over previous AMD Athlon XP processors and the highest amount of on-chip cache memory of any desktop PC processor. Increased cache memory allows more information to be stored closer to the processor, leading to greater performance on software applications such as digital content creation, 3-D gaming, media encoding and office productivity.

This new chip together with an XP 2800+, based on the Barton core and an XP 3200+, expected mid-2003, will carry the AMD high-end flag until September when the much delayed ClawHammer is expected to make its first appearance.
The timing of the release of the chips based on the new core is significant since AMD are in the middle of a push to keep their prices steady in order to secure some revenue. The appearance of upmarket chips will attempt to introduce pricey but irresistable processors in order to attract orders. The new XP 3000+ chip will sell for USD 588, nearly 200 more than the Athlon XP 2800+. The new Barton based 2800+ will sell for USD 375, while the remainder of the range is expected to resist price changes.

Considering that AMD claim their new chip outperforms P4 3.06 GHz by 17 per cent, in some tests, it is easy to see that the company have pinned their hopes on the new chip and the new core. Their mission is to hold the fort until the Athlon 64 (ClawHammer) arrives.

All this when Intel is feverishly working on new Pentium 4 chips, including a new 3.2GHz processor that will carry an 800MHz bus. The company is also expected to surround the new 3.2GHz chip with a new line of redesigned 2.4GHz to 2.8GHz P4's which will include hyperthreading and use the 800MHz bus. This brand new P4 range of chips, based on the new chipset, are expected in Q2 of this year.

Consumers should be aware that PC performance is more than just processor frequency alone, said Kevin Krewell, senior analyst of The Microprocessor Report. Today's PC processors can deliver higher performance through architectural enhancements such as increased cache memory and faster bus speeds. The overall performance of a system is what's important, and that's what buyers should focus on when making a purchasing decision.

Industry support for the AMD Athlon XP processor 3000+

Packard Bell, the consumer brand of NEC Computers International and one of Europe's home PC leaders, is happy to broaden its product line-up with the AMD Athlon XP processor 3000+ in order to offer a full range of solutions to its customers, said Aymar de Lencquesaing, vice president, sales and marketing, consumer division, NEC Computers International.

ATI is committed to pushing the leading edge of graphics technology and creating the ultimate visual experience, said Rick Bergman, senior vice president, marketing and general manager, Desktop, ATI Technologies Inc. With the introduction of the AMD Athlon XP processor 3000+, with more on-chip cache, AMD is demonstrating its dedication to the same goal. The RADEON 9700 PRO, the world's first and most advanced cinematic VPU, in combination with the AMD Athlon XP processor 3000+, unleashes an unbelievably realistic and immersive gaming experience.

The high-performance AMD Athlon XP processor 3000+ combined with our consumer-friendly software will help home users produce professional-level photos and videos that amaze their friends and family, said Mike Mickes, director of product management, Ulead Systems, North America. With software such as our Ulead PhotoImpact and upcoming VideoStudio 7, consumers can have an enjoyable editing experience made faster and more productive by improved processor performance.

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AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

what if i have a athlon xp 2200? does my motherboard support the barton xp3000? my processor has a 333 front side bus. isn't that the same as the barton? i thought they where going to keep making processors with the same..don't know how to say it...but to make it easier for people to upgrade to their new processors.

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

i think the new barton cpu will be some kick ass shit but AMD needs to pick up the pace to compete with pentium, and they need to pick there fsb much higher quick cuz one the new p4's come out i dont know if anyone will buy amd anymore you know.AZ styles

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

You basement dwellers should know that your CPU wont do aquat if you have one bottleneck after another on your rig. Focus on building the entire system to work in harmony and you will kick ass on any benhes you do. And go out and get laid for a change!!!!

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

A rig with DR ram(not DDR), like 1.5G of it and the new 3000+ Barton core, along with a Scuz harddrive, ATI Radeon 9700Pro, the newest SB sound card a 22" monitor, and a dam bad ass sound sys. and ill be in alot more then heven! oh and i cant forget a ADSL net connection.

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

Looking for an AMD board? Get an Asus A7N8X anyway you can.(steal it if necessary) This board OWNS.If you are still thinkin of gettin any other board,allow me to smak some sense into ya :)The only real advantage P4s had was memory bandwidth,(dual channel rambus =4.2GB) and with nforce2 AMDs now have more.. (Dual channel 400mhz ddr=6.2 GB!)Fastest freekin thing Ive everseen.. Phenomenal.

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

"My sense is that a larger cache is a nice improvement on the previous Athlon XP, but higher clock speeds and a faster system bus would be even better. Our success with overclocking the Barton chip gave us a glimpse of a possible future for the Athlon, and I liked what I saw. With Intel's dual-DDR400 chipset and an 800MHz system bus rumored to be on the horizon, the Pentium 4 will be getting even better at the things it does so well. To keep up, AMD needs to answer in kind."I like AMD chip-sets, however they do run hot. But in general they are cheaper. Get that FSB larger!!! Then it will kick-ass

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

please, AMD are so slow. I have a 6000MHZ cpu and its made by a different company and its not amd or intel. It's a small company thats unheard of but wtahc, you'll see. It blows all your computers away!!!. SUCKAS, U CANT TEST MY UNDERGROUND CPU!!!!.

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

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AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

AMD is not out doing INTEL. And the fact that the prices for both are becoming closer. It's a hard sell if you have the money to buy a high-end chip. INTEL would be you best bet. AMD needs to release the Hammer and release it now. Too many delays. With INTEL and the "Prescott" core being released anytime. AMD will be playing catch up real soon again. The Barton core is nice. But old tech. 5 years of old that is. It's nothing more then a hyped version of the T-Bird core. Just larger cache. Not enough to compete with the new INTEL chips on the very soon horizon......

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

hmm... methinks DRDEATH is working for intel, ah well. Anyways, intel doesnt REALLY have a 400mhz fsb, its just dual speed 200mhz (like ddr ram) and amd's 333 fsb is actually way better. but that would make it look like im working for amd, i better say somthing nice about intel now... uhh... that 800mhz core thing is gonna blow amd away for a while at least, even though it does seem a bit unnessesary at the moment, but in about a year and a half it will coem in usefulnow to other matters, how can megagames be soo stupid as to not put in the clock speed of the 3000+?!?!?! its a disgrace i tell ya! (correct me if im wrong, but i didnt see any mention of its clock speed)and anyway 600USD for a cpu?! i cant afford that! im a freakin student for crying out loud! guess ill have to go for a 2400+ or something, bummer...

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

I dont work for INTEL. LOL. I actually use a AMD chip. XP 2400. But as it stands until AMD can release the Hammer. The near future does not look bright for AMD. When the Prescott is released it will eclipse the 'old' Barton core by large margins. As they will be able to pump up the clock speed and utilize the larger FSB. Running on a smaller die size, the Prescott will give AMD head-aches for some-time. AMD needs to bring the hammer soon.....Because the cost of the XP3000 and the P4 3.06 is almost the same price.

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

CPU WARSEpisode XII"A new cache"It is a time of turmoil and competition. The evil INTEL empire has stuck back at the Athlon rebels and are on the virge of wiping them out. All of them.The AMD rebellion has aquired the new P4 plans. The new Hammer cruiser will go head to head with this evil and try to bring hope to the galaxy.But who will suceed? Who will win this battle of the titans? A young, strickingly hansome and healthy man, Bill Gates, his new 64 bit OS type Lightsabre, will have to take on this quest and try and bring peace and low CPU prices to the galaxy...*scrolls down to reveal Sillicon Valley*

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

well you all think that the 800mhz fsb is gonna blow the amd outa the water, right now the 533 fsb is actually 100mhz multiplied by 5.33 and the amd 333 is just 166 fsb multiplied by 2 so in the long run theamd chip is better bc of the higher original fsb

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

Ohh boy, amd is coming out of the closet, for awhile there I thought they were going deep down under, its hard to belive that it is 17% increase over intel, i don't belive brother love(amd) is saying the truth. Anywho that doesn't matter, you guys wanna know whats really really ironic. Right aboot now my company that i order wholesale parts from is selling the intel 3.06ghz processors, those have 533mhz bus right, right! and they are also selling giga-byte motherboards with 533mhz bus right, right! but this company is also selling 667mhz bus motherboards which i find very very weiry since intels next chip has an 800mhz bus. Dr. Death, since your the only one here whos speaks truth tell me whats happenig if you know!

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

oooh nicei think ill get a 2600+ for now though... coz the 3000+ isnt out just yet and is gonna cost a hell of a lot more....but it should go nicely with the asus a7n8x deluxe motherboard i got 2 weeks back : ) its da bombto all those who want one of these cpus...go with what was said here..."Anonymousat 2:10 11/2/2003Looking for an AMD board? Get an Asus A7N8X anyway you can.(steal it if necessary) This board OWNS.If you are still thinkin of gettin any other board,allow me to smak some sense into ya :)"it does own j00... get one...the deluxe, not the standard

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

Its not to do with Mghz, its do to with bandwidth. Pretend that a straw is intel the bandwidth (Cache) is very very small but the pressure (Mghz) is high, what happens when a meatball size blob comes up the staw? BAM! Glogs up and takes a while to filter thru. AMD has very large bandwidth they run quite a bit slower but they pull though allot faster there for can handle large chunks of info (no information constipation).I admit intel are more reliable, factually intel are slower. If you fail to see that then i suggest you read up some more...

AMD Unleashes Barton XP3000

Intels are a bit slower than a comparitve AMD, no question at all. However, even the new 600 dollar Bartons dont have any on chip thermal protection. Overheat = CPU death. ALL of Intels chips on the other hand (even old FCPGA P3s and Celerons) are 100% thermally protected. Old Intel chips need a reboot on overheating and new ones just slowdown a bit until they cool off. If you want your machine to last for years buy Intel, if you are a performance freak buy AMD. AMDs are also great for budget systems, but in the end I wont put one in my own machine period.

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