Finally it was time again, we have the luxury to buy yourself a new CPU. It should be something current and of course fast. That is why we have opted for the latest model of AMD's Athlon XP, the XP 2200 + with the new Thoroughbred core.
Already about a month ago, the CPU was introduced and presented for sale on the market, but unfortunately we had to wait until the beginning of this week until the chip is also in Austria actually appeared in the shops to buy. Therefore we would like to sincerely thank our sponsor Angelli EDP, had this CPU not only as customers catch, but the first store in Austria this actually in stock. We have not long since looked at the price and ordered him immediately, because our TI-4600 finally took some more Mhz.
Of the 0.17 micron manufacturing it is now and has got away from the widely used low-power 0.13-micron, there will be too hot at a clock speed of 1800 MHz, the processor would. The new models are powered with 1.5 to 1.65 volts, which is also pleased to overclockers among you.
Despite the shrunken and lower power consumption and THE, the Volt is the temperature of 2200 + but it will be considerably higher than the Palominos. We were also confirmed in discussions with board manufacturers, the Board will in future not included in the recommendations that do not support the internal CPU temperature readout of the Thoroughbred. So we had been vainly searching for a EPOX Board on the recommended list.
Of course, not only in production a bit changed, optical and other components of the assembly has been changed slightly. Even with the introduction of the XP processor you have sworn upon the utilization of the bottom. Again, this has changed with the new models, all of the components, such as bridges and cache before had been used up.
The higher temperatures with the Thoroughbred, we can confirm, unfortunately. On our 8K3A +, we came with a Volcano 7 + to a whopping 57 degrees at a standstill. What is the extent of this CPU should be, we'll learn more later this week. There seems to be normal, because in most Bios Updates were at the Warning and Shutdown Temperatures set to higher adjustments. Therefore we have for our test period the Magnum 390 taken from his place of honor in our collection. We were able to perform our tests with soothing 40 degrees under full load.