First pics of the Barton CPU

By Didou
Nov 22, 2002
  1. SilentNoise

    SilentNoise TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Weren't all AMD cpus supposed to be in a green color ? Is it only the boxed versions that are green ?
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Why does that chip say "1999"? LoL
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    My XP2100+ is brown. But my XP1700+ is green...Plus my burned out 1900+ too.

    My XP2100+ also says 1999...

    Is that a bigger core or a heat spreader?
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Is that the year the name "Athlon" was created? If so then its a copyright on the Athlon name, 1999.
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 4,274

    The core is about 15 / 20% longer. It should help with cooling but the extra transistors for the bigger L2 cache will surely compensate for it.:(
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