AMD's great expectations about Barton revealed

By Julio Franco
Mar 19, 2003
  1. According to internal documents seen by the Inq, the combination of an AMD Barton and Nvidia's Nforce 2 could beat Intel 3GHz+ Pentium 4 processors by a considerable margin, with or without hyperthreading. In fact, AMD is expecting this margin to be as large as 25% using a selected set of benchmarks.

    The same document revealed a considerable performance difference between nForce2 based boards and VIA KT400 series... in the meantine however, both VIA and SiS are said to be ready for delivering 400MHz FSB chipsets to the market when the Barton arrives.

    Following the recent launch of its K7-based KT400A chipset, VIA is planning to release one more product, the KT600, for the AMD platform in May. According to sources, the KT600 (codenamed KT400A-CE) is pin-to-pin compatible with the KT400A (codenamed KT400A-CD), but is designed to support a 400MHz FSB. The KT400A only supports a 333MHz FSB.
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    It just amazes me at how these two companies rival back and forth, each coming out with something newer and better. I can't wait to see the Barton hit the streets.
  3. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 322

    Ye - But surely by the time Barton comes out, Intel will bring out a more powerful or better processor. Thats like comparing today's technology with tommorrows...Of course its going to be better...
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,675   +990

    Anyhow I assume the document was comparing an Intel 3GHz processor against a Barton 3000+.
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