Small recap

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  1. marco

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    After the ATI 9700 reviews, especially the one that wavey wrote : good job buddy!, now a small recap on the other new release: AMD's new cpu. AMD released it's new CPU's ahead of schedule and introduced the XP2400+ and XP2600+.

    I love AMD for their low prices. I now own an 1800+, but if prices continue to drop, I will put in another CPU already. The only worry I have is temperature. There is where Intel is still king, Intel's CPU's just don't get that hot. I was searching for a review which looked into that, but still no luck. For now a small roundup of some reviews:

    Firingsquad AMD XP 2600+ review
    Anandtech XP2600+ review
    AMD Zone XP2600+ review

    You also could hop to the list at AMD Zone

    [EDIT]
    Hmm I have found some remarks at Hot hardware, but they are using a new faster cooler (a wopping 6000rpm, which is a big bummer, 6000rpm coolers will make your PC one hell of a noisy machine)

    Finally, someone who took the same cooler and placed it on the new cpu, altough not the most indepth review, but they did take a look at the temp: Via hardware

    [UPDATE]
    I just got an email from one of our readers:
    I was reading the updates on your main page today & decided I'd have to make a comment when you suggested Intel P4's produce less heat than athlon's... This is actually a falicy... Intel doesn't report their maximum heat of their chips in heavy use, just 'normal use'. Where as AMD has always reported their maximum heat at full CPU utilization... For a better comparison check out the following link
     
  2. Anonymous

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    look here :


    http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/02q3/020821/index.html

    not directly what you wanted but maybe close?

     
  3. marco

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    Sorry, do you actually believe I'm going to look at tom's hardware site?
    Why? Both tom and me started to write on hardware back in 1993 and I have found on numeral occasions that he was not telling the truth.
    SO, No thank you....

    I just editted the post with some info of our readers....
     
  4. BenSkywalker

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    Kyle talked about temps a bit in his review, although I don't recall him giving out any wattage numbers he did stress that the new chip ran quite a bit cooler(backing VIA's comments).
     
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