Athlon XP gets 166MHz FSB, 2700+ and 2800+ announced

By Vehementi
Oct 14, 2002
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  1. Ok I'm drooling now...
    I'm proud of AMD. Yet again they've stepped ahead of Intel for the processor crown. Although Intel has the 3.06GHz P4 soon to come...

    The 2700+ runs at 2.17GHz, and the 2800+ runs at 2.25GHz. :eek:

    The 2700+ should retail around US$340 and the 2800+ should retail about US$400 :dead:

    Architecture wise, the 2700+ and 2800+ both use the newer TBred-B core.

    Currently, only the KT333, KT400, and nForce2 support the 333MHz FSB.
  2. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

    its been a long time coming. I don't think this puts AMD ahead of Intel but more of brings them up on par. Which is good since their prices are still lower ;)

    After my recent upgrade because of a bios flash killing my A7M266 I'm now in the position to run these 333fsb Athlons... pity I'm going to run with my new 2100+ @ 140fsb (1820 Mhz) for a while as I would be tempted to try out the 333fsb running with some 333 memory :(
  3. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 3,199

    Tom's Hardware is crazy. Thanks for the link, DB.

    The 2800+ does emerge the winner over even the 2.8GHz P4, but of course it isn't available until '03. And, of course, by then Intel will have released the 3.06 juggernaut. I'm trying not to think of Intel as the enemy, but I can't help it...

    And yes, I'm still head over heels in love with AMD because of their prices.
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