December 18th, 2003, 11:54 PM #1
AMD athlon 2600+ thoroughbred or barton?
I'm confused. I was looking at processors on a couple of different web sites. I saw the AMD 2600+ shown as a barton and one as a thoroughbred. Are there two different ones or is one of the web sites inacurate?
December 18th, 2003, 11:56 PM #2
Yup. There are two different 2600+ CPU's. The Barton runs at 333Mhz and the Thouroughbred runs at 266mhz.Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
December 19th, 2003, 12:05 AM #3
tcwo.com advertises a AMD 2600+ thorougbred with a 333fsb is that different than running at 333Mhz?You Can Never Learn Too Much!
December 19th, 2003, 12:19 AM #4
It's the same.
I just had a look around and it seems that the Thoroughbred does run a 333Mhz FSB. (Oops, my bad.)
It looks like the only real difference between the two is the the Barton core CPU has double the on-die L2 cache at 512K as compared to the T-Bred's 256K.
December 19th, 2003, 12:25 AM #5
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Now look at the actual clock speeds. The Tbred is faster than the Barton.
At least when I was looking at the 2500+'s. 266mhz Tbred ran at 2.0 ghz and the 333mhz Barton was 1.83 ghz. Stange.this post contains small bits of intelligence culminating to the appearance of wisdom.
December 19th, 2003, 12:26 AM #6
Thanks, The 2600 was the chip I was thinking of going with. But after reading the forums, I think I will probably go with 2500.You Can Never Learn Too Much!
December 19th, 2003, 10:55 PM #7
i got a 2600+ barton and took it right up to 3200+ speed (11x200) with no voltage changes.
December 20th, 2003, 12:22 AM #8
ok, I'm not a big gamer though I do like some games that use a lot of graphics. I probably won't be over clocking. I just want a fast and stable system.
Right now I am running an AMD1300 which runs well, But I want faster and I'm going to switch to a MB that takes DDR. pc2700.
My present MB only takes SDram pc133.
Do You think I'd be better off with the AMD 2600 over the 2500?
December 20th, 2003, 12:33 AM #9
I recieved a reply from Starfury_2260 from resellerratings thinking it was the same as techimo. what is the conection and why doesn't my reply show up here at techimo?You Can Never Learn Too Much!
December 20th, 2003, 12:34 AM #10
never mind, web site is slow, my reply just showed up.....You Can Never Learn Too Much!
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