I am sure this will have been covered before but here goes. I want to upgrade my processor...... I have checked motherboard compatability and I am trying to choose between The AMD Athlon 2500+ with a barton core or the AMD Athlon 2600+ with a thoroughbred core. I believe that the barton is a more modern core but don't really know. Is there an Athlon 2600+ with a barton core ??
Any suggestions as to which one I should choose would be gratefully recieved?
I have to disagree the difference is that the Barton has a larger ondie cache. Barton = L1 cache 128K L2 cache 512K TBred = L1 cache 128K L2 cache 256K Most will go for the 2500+Barton as opposed to the 2600+Tbred. All the later Athlons are the Barton core.
Thanks Rayuk. Just wish I could afford to upgrade everything to the most up to date gear then I wouldn't have to worry about these things I don't really understand. Beats me why they don't just make em so that the bigger number relates to the faster processor... but what do I know?