Thoroughbred out on the 20th of March

By ToRN
Mar 5, 2002
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  1. Cucumber

    Cucumber Newcomer, in training Posts: 203

    After my GeForce4 im definatly going to save up for one of those they look pretty amazing, and now i it looks like they will be the same price as Athlons, this could be when AMD overtakes Intel!!

    As, Ive only ever had Pentium but ive had 6 Athlons and i cant understand the logic in anyone buying a P4, when an equally clocked Athlon is FASTER and CHEAPER!!

    Heres some more stuff about 64bit processors if anyone is interested:

    http://www.hardwaremania.com/reviews_eng/hammer/hammer1.shtml
  2. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    Hey gang,

    I have one that has me stumped. I bought a 1600+ last week, on the 22 of march. I also bought a 1900+ on the 21st. The 1900 is the usual brownish color, but the 1600 was green, no sign of the usual brownish. Anyone know why ? It was marked correctly and I have seen other pictures of green ones. And no I am not talking about the small die, I mean the whole package. Can any of you help ?? Thanks
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    All AMD processors will soon be shifting to that green package. AMD says it reflects more the company Logo.

    [​IMG]
  4. Supra

    Supra TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 236

    In my calculations 2.2Ghz seems about right for the 2800+ Diduo:grinthumb
  5. uncleel

    uncleel Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,145

    Desktop Thoroughbred to Come in June
    by Julio @ 10:57 PM - [Comments]
  6. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah Newcomer, in training Posts: 868

    Check out this little article I found detailing the future of the Thoroughbred processor. Sorry no text, just a detailed mapping, and I don't know how to post that. :(
    From a tested 1700+ Thoroughbred.

  7. lokem

    lokem Newcomer, in training Posts: 773

    Thoroughbred Tested...

    Just noticed this on www.amdzone.com:

  8. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    Great article Lokum, now all we have to do is wait til they come out and hope they go beyond Intels 2.4. Have you read some of the AMD stuff, there are rumors abound with Thoroughbred and Hammer. Makes some interesting reading.
  9. lokem

    lokem Newcomer, in training Posts: 773

    Thanks. What are the rumours regarding the Hammer and Thoroughbred?
  10. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    All the info that we see and post here. Hammer comming sooner than later. Thoro comming in March (which is past) Thoro not really a big deal. Thoro may be passing Intel in Mhz, Hammer may be comming even sooner than October. All kinds Lok. Dig around at the AMD articles, they are everywhere.
  11. lokem

    lokem Newcomer, in training Posts: 773

    Oh those ;) I thought there's something else which is even more interesting :D
     
  12. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    Well there probably is, but we aren't privey to it yet ;)
  13. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah Newcomer, in training Posts: 868

    No offensive to you Lokem, but I just wanted to let you know that I posted this yesterday in the Got News forum under the Thoroughbred thread. Here's the link:

    http://www.3dspotlight.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=376&pagenumber=2

    It is a great article though. Also, take a look at the future AMD and Intel roadmaps I've got a link to in that same post, they are quite interesting.

    On the topic of when the new processors are coming out I keep hearing that the Thoroughbred is coming in June, but who really knows. Also, like boeing said, the hammer is "supposed" to be out in the fall.
  14. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    I merged the two together so everyone is on the same page..
  15. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah Newcomer, in training Posts: 868

    Thanks svtcobra! :)
  16. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    Thoroughbred to launch mid-May, Hammer sooner ?

    Hey gang,

    Caught this over at the Inquirer.

    Thoroughbred to launch mid-May
    By Mike Magee, 12/04/2002 10:18:54 BST


    Full story here T-Bred in May, Hammer comming sooner

    Nice info, hopfully Hammer will be sooner than later.
  17. lokem

    lokem Newcomer, in training Posts: 773

    Just read that article as well. Not sure how authentic their "confidential" source is. Anyway, how do we know whether our mobo supports the 2.0GHz CPUs?

    Here's what they have to say:

  18. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    Yeah I like how they dropped that in there, but at least now we can try to research it and see if our personnal boards support it. If they aren't thru the roof when they come out, I may just hold off and get a Hammer at the end of the year. My 1900+ should make it until then. But mabee it will be a 2100 by then....who knows ;)
  19. lokem

    lokem Newcomer, in training Posts: 773

    They can be amazingly subtle sometimes :D Heheeh... I'm quite certain that my mobo (Epox 8KHA+) will support the 2GHz chip since pple have been oc-ing using this mobo like mad ;)

    Any idea on how high the Thoroughbreds can go up to?
  20. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    If memeroy serves me, I believe I saw something like 2.6ish. Then Hammer takes over. Let me do some digging and see if I can find out on paper somewhere !
  21. uncleel

    uncleel Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,145

    QUOTE: above link
  22. lokem

    lokem Newcomer, in training Posts: 773

    That's rather low IMO ;) I would expect those guys to push the 0.13 process up to perhaps 3.5-4Ghz :D

    Thanks for the effort BTW!
  23. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    Hey Lokum, I did some cruizin and found this roadmap that talks of T-bred up to 2800+. Here is the link.

    Roadmap

    If I find any more I will let you know. It is my opinion that AMD is going to "milk" the Athlon line until late this year or early next year and dump it when Hammer takes off.
  24. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah Newcomer, in training Posts: 868

    I agree boeing. This is where we're going to see if AMD is for real and up to the challenge with Intel. The Hammer, IMO, will determine if AMD is a real competitor or if Intel can just come out with a similar chip and keep their dominant share of the market. Expectations are high for the Hammer from the critics, as are mine, and I just have to hope it will spank anything Intel can offer. Until then, I'll be on the edge of my seat......
  25. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    We can all hope. I also read another good article somewhere, don't remember, anyway, AMD really has no choice as they have VERY limited FAB space. They cannot compete by making Duron, Athlon, and two types of Hammers, they simply don't have the manufacturing capabilities. But as with you Super, I am awaiting hammer too. Hopfully it will be Intel's day of reconning !
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