Athlon xp 3000 socket a: AMD Athlon XP 3000+ (400FSB) Specs

AMD AXDA3000DKV4D Athlon XP 3000+ 2.16GHz Socket A 462 Barton CPU Processor + TP


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AMD AXDA3000DKV4D Athlon XP 3000+ 2.16GHz Socket A 462 Barton CPU Processor + Thermal Paste


General information
Type CPU / Microprocessor
Market segment Desktop
Family AMD Athlon XP
Model number 3000+
CPU part number AXDA3000DKV4D
Stepping codes ADYHA 
Frequency 3000+ (rated)
2167 MHz (real)
Bus speed 333 MHz
Clock multiplier 13
Package 453-pin organic PGA
1. 95″ x 1.95″ (4.95 cm x 4.95 cm)
AMD Package numbers 27488, 27493, 28103
Socket Socket A (Socket 462)
Introduction date 10-Feb-03
Price at introduction $588
Architecture / Microarchitecture
Microarchitecture K7
Processor core  Barton (Model 10)
Manufacturing process 0.13 micron copper process
Data width 32 bit
The number of cores 1
The number of threads 1
Floating Point Unit Integrated
Level 1 cache size 64 KB code
64 KB data
Level 2 cache size Full-speed exclusive on-die 512 KB
Multiprocessing Uniprocessor
  • MMX instructions
  • Extensions to MMX
  • 3DNow! technology
  • Extensions to 3DNow!
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
Low power features
  • Halt state
  • Stop Grant states
  • Sleep state
  • Probe state
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphics None
Electrical / Thermal parameters
V core 1. 65V
Minimum/Maximum operating temperature 0°C – 85°C
Typical/Maximum power dissipation 58.4 Watt / 74.3 Watt


Amd Athlon Xp 3000+ 333FSB Processor Cpu

Amd Athlon Xp 3000+ 333FSB Processor Cpu

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Limited Time Only! AMD Athlon XP 3000+ Socket 462 (A) 2.167GHz 512k Cache 333Mhz FSB Processor (CPU). The features of the AMD Athlon XP processor model 10 are QuantiSpeed™ architecture, 640 Kbytes of total, high performance, full-speed, on-chip cache, an Advanced 333 Front-Side Bus, 2. 7-Gigabyte per second AMD Athlon system bus, and 3DNow!™ Professional technology.

Technical Specification:

  • AMD Athlon XP Barton 3000+ (2.167GHz) Socket A CPU
  • Model 10 Athlon (Barton)
  • OPGA Package Type (462-pin Socket A)
  • Max Front Side Bus of 333MHz
  • 512KB L2 Cache
  • QuantiSpeed architecture
  • 1.65v operating voltage

The Ultimate Digital Media Experience in an x86 Platform
The AMD Athlon XP processor offers fast results when working with digital media like audio, video, and image files. The AMD Athlon XP processor provides for outstanding near real-time voice, video, and CAD/CAM as a result of features like larger cache memory, 3DNow! Professional technology, and the innovative QuantiSpeed architecture which includes the industry’s most powerful fully-pipelined x86 floating point engine.

Tailored for Microsoft Windows XP
The AMD Athlon XP processor offers compelling performance for running Microsoft Windows XP, as well as outstanding performance on previous versions of Windows. The raw power and robust features of the AMD Athlon XP processor enable users to make the most of multitasking and user switching capabilities offered in Windows XP. Microsoft optimized the DirectX 8.0 interface for Windows XP specifically for the AMD Athlon XP processor. The AMD Athlon XP processor’s innovative QuantiSpeed architecture helps propel Windows XP application performance to a new level. To unleash the rich features found in Windows XP, AMD and Microsoft worked together to optimize applications like Media Encoder 8.0 for AMD’s 3DNow! Professional technology.

Featuring QuantiSpeed Architecture for Rapid Execution of Applications
QuantiSpeed architecture, the latest technological enhancement to the award-winning AMD Athlon processor core, provides for extra performance in the cutting-edge features users need most. At the heart of QuantiSpeed architecture is a nine-issue, superscalar, fully-pipelined core. This provides more pathways to feed application instructions into the execution engines of the core, simply allowing the processor to complete more work in a given clock cycle. Additional features of QuantiSpeed architecture include a superscalar, fully-pipelined floating point engine, hardware data prefetch, and exclusive, speculative Translation Look-aside Buffers (TLBs). Combined, these features help boost overall productivity and allow a system to boot and load applications quickly. In the end, users will enjoy an effortless computing experience.


Athlon XP 3000+ [in 1 benchmark]

Athlon XP 3000+

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  • Core frequency
  • Video memory size
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AMD started AMD Athlon XP 3000+ sales in January 2001 at a suggested price of $78. This is a desktop processor based on the Barton architecture, primarily designed for home systems. It has 1 core and 1 thread and is manufactured using 130nm process technology, the maximum frequency is 2167MHz, the multiplier is locked. nine0005

In terms of compatibility, this is an AMD Socket A processor with a TDP of 68W.

We don’t have test results for the Athlon XP 3000+.


Information about the type (for desktops or laptops) and architecture of the Athlon XP 3000+, as well as when sales started and cost at that time.

Place in the performance rating does not participate

$77 (1x) of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)


Athlon XP 3000+ quantitative parameters such as number of cores and threads, clock speeds, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. They indirectly speak about the performance of the processor, but for an accurate assessment, you need to consider the results of the tests.

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Information on Athlon XP 3000+ compatibility with other computer components. Useful, for example, when choosing the configuration of a future computer or to upgrade an existing one.

Please note that the power consumption of some processors can significantly exceed their nominal TDP even without overclocking. Some may even double their claims if the motherboard allows you to adjust the power settings of the processor. nine0005

  • Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widely used benchmark that consists of 8 different tests, including integer and floating point calculations, extended instruction tests, compression, encryption, and game physics calculations. Also includes a separate single-threaded test.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

Athlon XP 3000+

According to our statistics, these video cards are most often used with Athlon XP 3000+:

Radeon HD
4670 AGP


Radeon HD
3450 AGP




Radeon RX
nine0040 Vega 3


GeForce GT


GeForce GTX
1650 SUPER


GeForce GTX
750 Ti


GeForce GTX
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7. 7%



9600 GT


Here are 13 Athlon XP 3000+ based configurations in our database.

GeForce GTX
1650 SUPER

7.7% (1/13)

GeForce GTX
750 Ti

7.7% (1/13)

Radeon RX

7.7% (1/13)

GeForce GTX
550 Ti

7.7% (1/13)

Radeon RX
Vega 3

7.7% (1/13)


7.7% (1/13)

GeForce GT

7. 7% (1/13)

9600 GT

7.7% (1/13)

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AMD Athlon XP 3200+ Review



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The era of rivalry between Pentium 4 and Athlon XP is slowly coming to an end. The manufacturing technologies currently used by Intel and AMD make it difficult to overclock existing processor architectures. The clock frequency limit has almost been reached, and in the autumn both processor manufacturers will have to make the transition to both new production technologies and advanced processor architectures. We have already talked about this more than once: Intel will start applying 0.09micron technology and will start producing Prescott processors, and AMD will switch to 0.13 micron technology using SOI (and then to 0.09 micron) and start offering CPUs of the Athlon 64 family. The older Pentium 4 model on the Northwood core used today will be Pentium 4 3.2 GHz , and the top model in the Athlon XP line will be a 3200+ rated CPU. Thus, both processor manufacturers have reached the limit of the technology used in a state of parity, and Intel and AMD will start a new round of competition from approximately equal positions. nine0471 However, Intel and AMD have increased and are increasing the speed of their CPUs unevenly. Therefore, for different periods of time, both Athlon XP and Pentium 4 could turn out to be the fastest processor, depending on the clock frequencies of their older models at that time. As for the situation until today, the top models of processors for desktop systems from both manufacturers were Athlon XP 3000+ and Pentium 4 3. 0 GHz, that is, both companies were only one step away from the technological limit. AMD was the first to make the last push: Athlon XP 3200+ was announced today, May 13th. Intel decided to take a short break. This manufacturer will introduce the Pentium 4 3.2 GHz in June. Thus, for about a month, AMD can consider itself a leader: at least the model number of their older processor exceeds the frequency of the older Intel processor. However, such formal leadership does not mean much: the main profit of the company does not come from sales of the fastest processors. So, after the announcement of Athlon XP 3200+, AMD can feel only moral satisfaction. nine0471 NVIDIA managed to overshadow the announcement of the new processor Athlon XP 3200+ yesterday by announcing the release of the new graphics accelerator GeForce FX 5900 yesterday, but it would be wrong not to pay due attention to the new CPU from AMD. Although the newly announced Athlon XP uses the well-known Barton core, there is still something new in the new CPU besides the increased clock frequency. Athlon XP 3200+ uses a faster 400 MHz processor bus: this is AMD’s answer to the recent release of Pentium 4 processors with 800 MHz bus. nine0005

Processor: Barton at 400 MHz FSB

So, what is the Athlon XP 3200+? In general, nothing new: it’s still the same Barton core as its predecessors, with a rating of 3000+, 2800+ and 2500+. The novelty has only two differences from them: a slightly increased clock frequency, which is now 2.2 GHz, and an increased speed of the processor bus: its frequency has become 400 MHz. In other words, the Athlon XP 3200+ embodies exactly what we have been waiting for a long time. The EV6 processor bus, which AMD has chosen for the Athlon family of processors, has reached its maximum speed: during its existence, its frequency has doubled from 200 to 400 MHz. nine0471 It was the increase in the bus frequency from 333 to 400 MHz that allowed AMD to add 200 units to the rating of its processor with a minimal increase in the clock frequency: for example, the frequency of the Athlon XP 3000+ was 2. 167 GHz, and the frequency of the Athlon XP 3200+ was 2.2 GHz. However, the rating of AMD processors symbolizes the weighted average performance, and from this point of view, its increase in this case is quite justified.

2.2 GHz — the maximum frequency that CPUs on the Barton 9 core could reach0488

AMD’s decision to once again increase the bus frequency has both marketing and technological reasons. On the one hand, the company responded to the initiative of Intel, which released a CPU with an 800 MHz bus, and also gave the green light to using DDR400 memory in synchronous mode. On the other hand, the company was able to increase the performance of its CPUs without resorting to a noticeable increase in their clock frequency. Apparently, the Barton core works at frequencies above 2.2 GHz with great difficulty. This, for example, is also evidenced by the fact that AMD refused to release Athlon XP based on the Barton core with a frequency of 2. 25 GHz and a bus frequency of 333 MHz, although it had planned it earlier. nine0005

As a result, the top model Athlon XP rated 3200+ has the following characteristics:

Model number: 3200+;
Processor core: Barton;
Cache size: L1 — 128KB and L2 — 512KB = 640KB total;
FSB / CPU frequency: 400MHz / 2.20GHz;
Processor socket: Socket A;
Production technology: 0.13 µm using copper connections;
Core area: 101mm2;
Number of transistors: 54.3 million; nine0471 Rated voltage: 1.65V;
Maximum core temperature: 85 degrees C;
Typical heat dissipation: 60.4 W;
Maximum heat dissipation: 76.8 W.

Speaking about the characteristics of Athlon XP 3200+ in more detail, we should especially note two details. First, the increased heat dissipation of this processor. Recall that Athlon XP 3000+ had a maximum heat dissipation of 74.3 W, while the same characteristic of Athlon XP 3200+, whose frequency is only 1. 5% higher, exceeds the maximum heat dissipation of its predecessor by more than 3%. This, of course, imposes new requirements on the cooling systems that can be used with the new processor. However, there is nothing catastrophic in the heat dissipation of 76.8 W: the maximum heat dissipation of the recently released Pentium 4 3.0 GHz, for example, is much higher and only slightly falls short of the 100 W limit. nine0005

Comments are superfluous: Ajigo MF035-032 cooler recommended for Athlon XP 3200+
(on the right) next to the
boxed cooler from Pentium 4 3.0 GHz (on the left)

The second point is the frequency of the processor bus 400 MHz. Given that the Athlon XP bus transmits two data packets per clock, its throughput increases to 3.2 GB per second. To use the 400 MHz processor bus, you will need to set the FSB frequency to 200 MHz on the motherboards. Thus, DDR400 SDRAM will be the most optimal memory type for use with the Athlon XP 3200+: this is the memory that will operate synchronously with the FSB, providing the lowest latency and maximum performance. This switch to DDR400 SDRAM in Athlon XP platforms is quite justified: this type of memory has received support from both chipset manufacturers and memory vendors. Even Intel uses this memory in its latest chipsets of the i875 and i865 families. nine0005

Using dual channel DDR400 with NVIDIA nForce2 chipset will allow
to reach 6.4 GB per second memory bandwidth

By labeling its processors with processor ratings, AMD has made life much easier for itself. By not raising the frequency of its CPUs, but simply by increasing the size of the second level cache and speeding up the processor bus, the company creates the appearance of competition with Intel, which continues to mark its processors with a frequency. For example, the latest Pentium 4 3.0 GHz model, having a fast 800 MHz bus, is actually noticeably faster than the Pentium 4 3.06 GHz with a 533 MHz bus. Accordingly, the positions of the Athlon XP 3000+ when compared with the new Pentium 4 3. 0 GHz or the old Pentium 4 3.06 GHz may look different. To clarify the situation a little, here is a table of correspondence between clock speed, cache size, bus frequency and rating used by AMD:

Core 1
Support 64 bits
Compatibility with Windows 11

In the meantime, let’s get back to the hero of our story, Athlon XP 3200+.

On the left — Athlon XP 3200+, on the right — Athlon XP 3000+

It is quite easy to distinguish the new Athlon XP: the processor package has changed slightly (the AMD logo and the assembled in Malaysia inscription have moved to another place), as well as at the end The processor marking is now marked with the letter E instead of D, indicating that this processor is designed to work with a bus frequency of 400 MHz.

Compatible with chipsets

The main features of the new generation of Socket A chipsets
will be support for 400 MHz bus frequency and DDR400 SDRAM

to support them, you will need motherboards based on new chipsets that support a 400 MHz bus. Such chipsets have been prepared by all the main manufacturers that released Socket A chipsets earlier: NVIDIA, VIA and SiS. Let’s dwell on these sets of logic in more detail. nine0471 Today NVIDIA can rightly be called the leading manufacturer of chipsets for the Socket A platform. It was this company that released the first Socket A chipset with 400 MHz bus support. This chipset is the nForce2 we’ve known for a long time. However, in order to fully support processors with a Barton core and a 400 MHz bus, the company made a new revision of the old chipset, which has higher stability at high FSB frequencies. This revision, numbered C1, has been supplied to motherboard manufacturers for a long time, so most modern motherboards with the nForce2 chipset will be able to work with a CPU with a 400 MHz bus without any problems. nine0471 To avoid confusion, NVIDIA will continue to label chipsets that support 400 MHz bus as nForce2 Ultra 400, although, in fact, this is the same nForce2 revision C1. Accordingly, all characteristics of this chipset remain the same as those of nForce2, plus official support for the 400 MHz bus and dual-channel DDR400 SDRAM is added to them.

In addition, NVIDIA offers a single-channel version of the nForce2 Ultra 400, which will be called simply nForce2 400. This chipset will be aimed at the budget market and will allow the creation of motherboards with a price starting from $70. nine0005

Both chipsets, nForce2 Ultra 400 and nForce2 400, will be equipped with old and well-known MCP-T and MCP southbridges.
Also, the SiS company was in a hurry. To date, this company has begun mass deliveries of its new SiS748 chipset, which supports Socket A processors with a 400 MHz bus. The SiS748 is an updated version of the SiS746FX that supports single-channel DDR333/DDR400 memory, Socket A processors with a 400MHz bus, and AGP 8x.

And now VIA is losing its positions before our eyes. Until recently, this manufacturer was the flagship of the Socket A chipset industry, but today it is lagging behind. VIA will present a chipset with support for processors with a 400 MHz bus only in June. This set of logic will be an improved version of the failed VIA KT400A, which will be called KT600. VIA KT600 will also be a single-channel chipset with support for DDR400 and AGP 8x, but this chipset will have its own «zest». This chipset will include the new VIA VT8237 southbridge, which means that the KT600 will be the only Socket A chipset with Serial ATA support. nine0005

Thus, Athlon XP with a 400 MHz bus will be supported by three chipsets for different price categories, and this indirectly indicates that we will soon see less efficient models of these processors with a 400 MHz bus.
Summarizing the above, we give a table with the characteristics of Socket A sets of logic setting 400 MHz Tire:

(400MHz FSB,
512KB L2)
(333MHz FSB,
512KB L2)
(333MHz FSB,
256KB L2)
(266MHz FSB,
256KB L2)
 3200+   2200MHz      
 3000+     2167MHz    
 2800+    2083MHz   2250MHz  
 2700+       2167MHz  
 2600+     2083MHz 2133MHz
2500+ 1833MHz
 2400+        2000MHz
 2200+        1800MHz
 2100+        1733MHz
2000+ 1667MHz


SISE0471 But let’s move from words to deeds. We overclocked on the ABIT NF7 rev.2.0 motherboard. As a cooling system, we used an ordinary Ajigo MF035-032 cooler recommended by AMD for use with Athlon XP 3200+ processors. Acceleration was carried out as follows. Since systems based on Athlon XP can be unstable at bus frequencies above 400 MHz, we first tried to set the maximum possible multiplier (the Athlon XP 3200+, like other AMD processors, has it unlocked). And only after that, attempts were made to further increase the frequency of the bus. nine0471 The maximum multiplier at which our system agreed to start was 12x. This is a good result considering that the stock multiplier of the Athlon XP 3200+ is 11x. That is, given that the FSB frequency for the tested processor is 200 MHz, at the first stage we managed to increase the frequency by 200 MHz. However, as it turned out, the system lost its stability, and in order to return it, we had to raise the processor power supply from the standard 1.65V to 1.75V.
Then we started increasing the FSB frequency. Here we were not able to achieve great results, and already at the FSB frequency of 204 MHz the system hung. However, at the FSB frequency of 203 MHz, the platform loaded and worked quite tolerably, however, falling out of a number of applications that actively use the CPU. Fortunately, we still managed to achieve stable operation of the processor under these conditions: for this, it was enough to slightly increase the supply voltage to 1.8V. nine0471 And here’s the result: we managed to overclock an Athlon XP 3200+ running at 2.2 GHz to 2432 MHz:

It’s hard to call the result impressive. However, it gives us the opportunity to hope that, under some circumstances, AMD will be able to release one more Athlon XP model, operating, for example, at 2.3 GHz.

Pricing and Availability

There have never been any problems with the availability of older Athlon XP models based on the Barton core. These processors began to be sold immediately after their announcement. So it will be this time as well – sales of Athlon XP 3200+ start today. nine0038

 Intel Pentium 4 3.06  $401
 AMD Athlon XP 3000+  $325
 Intel Pentium 4 2.8C*  $278
 Intel Pentium 4 2.8  $262
 AMD Athlon XP 2800+  $225
 Intel Pentium 4 2.6*  $218
 Intel Pentium 4 2.66  $193
 AMD Athlon XP 2700+  $180
 Intel Pentium 4 2.4C*  $178
 Intel Pentium 4 2.4  $163
 AMD Athlon XP 2600+ $151
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ $124

If at the release of Athlon XP 3000+ AMD identified this processor with the Pentium 4 3. 06 GHz, now the company’s ambitions have diminished. The Athlon XP 3000+ fell in price more than the Pentium 4 3.06 GHz, and the top model Athlon XP 3200+ only slightly surpasses the Pentium 4 3.0 in price, losing almost $200 in price to the Pentium 4 3.2 GHz, which will be released later. nine0471

How we tested

We tested the new AMD Athlon XP 3200+ processor using, in fact, the only widespread platform for CPUs with a 400 MHz bus speed based on the NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 chipset. The motherboard we chose is ABIT NF7 rev.2.0. Memory — a pair of high-speed DDR400 Corsair CMX256A-3200LL modules, which allow you to set the minimum timings of 2-2-2-5 when operating at a frequency of 400 MHz.
Competed with this system was a platform with a Pentium 4 3.0 GHz processor with an 800 MHz system bus. This system was based on the recently released i875P chipset. The board used in the tests is ASUS P4C800 Deluxe. Memory — the same dual-channel DDR400 SDRAM. nine0471 Besides, for comparison we have included the performance indicators of Pentium 4 3.06 with 533 MHz system bus and Athlon XP 3000+ in the test results.
In addition, we decided to present the results obtained by measuring the speed of a system with an Athlon XP processor based on the Barton core, overclocked to 2.4 GHz (12×200 MHz).
As a result, we used the following test systems:0005

Timings when using memory in DDR333 SDRAM mode (in systems based on Athlon XP 3000+ with a bus frequency of 333 MHz and Pentium 4 3.06) – 2-2-2-5;

Timings when using memory in DDR400 SDRAM mode in Athlon XP system — 2-2-2-5, in Pentium 4 system 2-2-2-6. Less aggressive timings when using the i875P chipset are due to the peculiarities of its memory controller.

Testing was carried out in the operating system MS Windows XP SP1.


We evaluated processor performance in typical office applications (MS Word, Excel, etc. ) using the Business Winstone 2002 test suite. Athlon XP processors traditionally lead here. Switching the older Athlon XP model to a 400 MHz bus additionally improves performance, as a result of which the older Athlon XP models are out of reach even for Pentium 4 with an 800 MHz bus.

In the Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2003 comprehensive test, which measures the performance of test platforms in digital content applications, the picture is somewhat different. Not only the Athlon XP 3200+ based on the Barton core with a 400 MHz bus cannot overtake the Pentium 4, but also the CPU of this family, overclocked to 2.4 GHz. Intel’s NetBurst architecture shows itself in this case from the best side. nine0005

When encoding mp3 files, a faster bus for the Athlon XP does not matter. This is a purely computational task, and the increased throughput of the processor-memory line is not needed here. The leadership of Pentium 4 is due to three factors: support for the SSE2 instruction set, ALU frequency doubled relative to the processor frequency, and support for Hyper-Threading technology, which the LAME codec can use.

To speed up the algorithms used in the popular WinRAR archiver, the increase in processor bus bandwidth is most welcome. As a result, the performance difference between Athlon XP 3000+ and Athlon XP 3200+ is as much as 12%. As for the speed of the Athlon XP overclocked to 2.4 GHz, it is not so far ahead of the Athlon XP 3200+ with a frequency of 2.2 GHz. But in the end, even in the overclocked version, Barton loses to Pentium 4 with a fast 800 MHz bus. nine0005

When encoding video in MPEG-4 format, processors of the Pentium 4 family traditionally win. The situation does not change when the Athlon XP uses a 400 MHz bus, which has practically no effect in this case. The overclocking of the Athlon XP to 2.4 GHz does not save the situation either. SSE2 support, Hyper-Threading technology, and stream-oriented NetBurst architecture help the Pentium 4 perform at its best in this test.

A similar situation occurs when encoding video using Windows Media Encoder 9, although in this case the effect of switching the Athlon XP to a 400 MHz bus still exists. However, once again the upper part of the diagram was occupied by processors from Intel.
Let’s see how the new Athlon XP 3200+ behaves in 3D games.

With the release of Pentium 4 with 800 MHz bus, Athlon XP processors lost their leading positions in this test. The appearance on the market of Athlon XP 3200+ with a 400 MHz bus returns everything to its place. The older model Pentium 4 is defeated.

In 3DMark03 it’s the opposite — Pentium 4 3.0 is in the lead. Even overclocking the Athlon XP to 2.4 GHz cannot correct the situation. nine0005

CPU score, issued by the same benchmark, demonstrates a slightly different alignment. Although the Pentium 4 3.0 with an 800 MHz bus still outperforms the Athlon XP 3200+, it can’t beat the Barton overclocked to 2.4 GHz.

The game Return to Castle Wolfenstein is even more intellectual. The 800 MHz bus of the new Pentium 4 3. 0 was such a powerful accelerator in this game that now this processor is out of reach even for Athlon XP operating at 2.4 GHz.

But in Unreal Tournament 2003 processors from AMD are in the lead. Increasing the bus speed to 400 MHz reinforces the already confident leadership of the Athlon XP family.

Unreal Tournament 2003 is far from the only game where AMD processors provide higher performance.
Let’s see how the new Athlon XP 3200+ will perform in rendering.

The results are not surprising. Of paramount importance in rendering is the processing power of the processor. Therefore, higher clocked CPUs outperform lower clocked processors of the same family, regardless of the bus they use. As for the results of the Pentium 4, which are exorbitantly high here, this is due to the support of Hyper-Threading technology, which sometimes makes it possible to significantly increase processor performance in multi-threaded applications due to more efficient use of CPU resources. nine0005

Absolutely the same can be said about rendering speed in Lightwave 7.5. However, Athlon XP overclocked to 2.4 GHz still outperforms modern Pentium 4 when rendering a Sunset scene. Unfortunately, AMD has no plans to implement technologies like Hyper-Threading.
What results will Barton show with a 400 MHz bus in professional OpenGL applications? The SPECviewperf 7.1 test will give us the answer. nine0005

The Athlon XP performs well in all tests included in this package. The explanation is simple: in tasks where FPU speed is of paramount importance, Athlon XP has no equal.
In conclusion, the results of the PCMark2002 synthetic test:


Once again, AMD has managed to increase the performance of its processors without resorting to a significant increase in the clock frequency. This time the company used an old and proven technique — the processor bus frequency increased from 333 to 400 MHz.