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Old 12-06-2003, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am getting a new barebones system here in a few months and i was wondering what the barton means on the AMD XP processors and if its worth the extra money?

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Old 12-06-2003, 06:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i think barton is the newer cpu cores from amd. they are only available on the higher end of the XP chips. xp2500 bartons are the best deals right now at $90 for retail with heatsink/ fan.

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Old 12-06-2003, 08:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Barton is essentially a T-Bred B revamped with 512 KB of level 2 cache, in the long run.

The XP 2500+ is a popular and good overclocker if you're interested in one.
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Old 12-06-2003, 09:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I was looking at the 2800+, im not much of an overclocker, hopping that would make up for it.
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Old 12-07-2003, 11:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yep the barton is defiantely better than the t-bred core, you will find the price exaggeratted slightly, but sill.....

also, a 2800 is a good midway until the 64 really gets up some speed then u wont have lost too mcuh cash.
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