By engel_wolf
Oct 27, 2004
  1. Does any one know if there will ever be anything past the Athlon XP 3200+, or are the 64 bit processers where its at now? I did a bit of googling, but I can't seem to find anything on the subject. No real reason, just wondering...
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You need to be a bit more specific.

    "Will there be anymore AthlonXP on Socket-A after the 3200 ?"

    "Will there be anymore AMD CPUs on Socket-A after the 3200 ?"
    Yes. AMD will release more Sempron CPUs on the Socket-A platform.

    Are the 64 bit processers where its at now?
    Yes. Athlon64 is AMD's new mainstream part. Newer parts will be released on the Socket-939 platform. The Socket-754 is also available but it currently tops out at 3700+ & there are no plans on introducing faster parts on that platform. It will soon be a Sempron only platform, similar to what is happening with the Socket-A platform right now.
  3. engel_wolf

    engel_wolf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I meant in the XP line of CPUs.
  4. Charles Hammond

    Charles Hammond TS Rookie Posts: 59

    As far as I know 3200 is the fastest XP Processor.

    The Sempron processors are XP processors but with a little less L2 Cache that run at 166 Mhz. They are meant to compete with Celerons. However, the Sempron 3100 is a 64 bit Celeron and requires an Athlon 64 Motherboard.

    I suggest you compare the cost of using the XP3200 and a new Athlon 64 Processor.
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I think he meant "the 3100+ Sempron is an Athlon64 with 256kb of L2 cache & no AMD64 instructions whatsoever & is meant to compete with the Celeron D". ;)
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