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Product: Athlon XP 2200+
Company: AMD
Website: http://www.amd.com
Estimated Street Price:
$249.00
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results And Overall Mark  

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: CPU Overview & Overclocking
3: Synthetic Benchmarks

4: Games Benchmarks
5: Applications Benchmarks
6:
Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the AMD Athlon XP 2200+ processor.

 

Final Comments

How It Grades

Installation: 85%
Performance: 80%
Price/Value: 80%
Overall: 81.6%

AMD’s latest Athlon XP 2200+ is obviously a good performer that is highly suitable for high demanding applications like video mounting/editing software, or the latest 3D games. But apart from a new engraving process, the ‘Thoroughbred’ core doesn’t bring enough innovation to impose itself as a must have upgrade for Athlon XP ‘Palomino’ owners, especially when you consider its limited overclocking capacity. In fact this new core mostly paves the way for the upcoming Barton core.

Many will regret the fact the CPU is still not clocked at 2.0 GHz. The regret becomes stronger when you take into account the fact Intel prices its Pentium 4 2.2GHz processor that runs at 2.2 GHz for real and delivers the same level of performance as the Athlon XP 2200+ at the same price tag as AMD’s latest CPU. In conclusion the AMD Athlon XP 2200+ remains an excellent, yet affordable, processor even if it doesn’t match the performance delivered by the most recent Intel Pentium 4 2.53 GHz.

 

Specs & Package
Overall Score 81.6%
Version Reviewed AMD Athlon XP 2200+ Press Sample
Release Date Out Now
The Good Points Affordable
Solid Performance
0.13µ architecture
The Bad Points Only 256KB of L2 Cache Memory
Poor overclocking ability
Heat dissipation issues

 

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