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AMDs Move To a 400MHz Bus Speed - What Can We Expect?
Posted by philipp on: 03/22/2003 10:52 AM [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
PC Stats has posted a new article: AMDs Move To a 400MHz Bus Speed - What Can We Expect?
While AMD just recently increased the AthlonXP bus speed from 266MHz to 333MHz in October 2002, there has been a lot of talk lately about the AthlonXP moving to a 400MHz bus speed as early as the third quarter of 2003. As most overclockers already know, FSB (Front Side Bus) speed is very important to overall system performance. As we have seen in the past with the Intel Celeron line of processors, a low FSB can severely limit the overall system performance of a processor regardless of what the CPU clock speed actually is. With this upcoming FSB change on the horizon for AMD, many consumers will soon confront the eternal "should I buy now or wait" question. To illuminate some of the potential differences, we're going to take a look forward and compare an AthlonXP 3000+ running at 333MHz bus speed to the same chip running at a 400MHz bus speed (while keeping CPU clock speed approximately the same).