Does the AMD 3200+ chip have the Barton core?

  Grantrh 12:50 03 Jul 2003


Can anyone tell me whether the AMD 3200+ chip has the Barton Core and whether there is a version without the Barton Core.

Thanks in advance.

  Gaz 25 13:06 03 Jul 2003

Two differnet models, take a look at these websites.

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  BillEmm 14:25 03 Jul 2003

The AMD XP 3200+ only has the Barton core as is the case of the 3000+. The former has a FSB of 200MHz while the latter is 166MHz.
Thoro'breds stop at 2800+ while Bartons start at 2600+.

Anyway, I am sure that the 3200+ has only a Barton chip.


  Dr Iverbrain 17:04 03 Jul 2003

BillEmm is correct in saying that the AMD XP 3200+ and the 3000+ cpu is only made with the Barton core:)

  Gaz 25 17:17 03 Jul 2003

The chip company said it will introduce its long-awaited Barton core on February 10. The Barton core for the AMD Athlon XP desktop processor features 512K of level 2 on-chip cache, up from the 256K of L2 cache on current Athlon XP chips based on the Thoroughbred core.

While the first Barton chip, the AMD Athlon XP 3000+ processor, is being introduced in February, AMD will roll out another Barton chip, the Athlon XP 3200+ processor, in mid-2003, the company said.

The Barton core will offer users a performance increase, since the expanded cache allows for more data storage closer to the CPU. Processor design for the 64-bit chips also would allow for faster computing, but to get the performance boost, applications must be built specifically to take advantage of the new architecture.

The benefits delivered by the Barton core allow AMD to satisfy users' demands for the highest performance possible as they await 64-bit desktop operating systems, Abbinanti said.

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