Boone wrote:the bartons have 2x the cache from the standard XPs (512K instead of 256K). They're probably worth the slightly extra $$. I just build a budget-minded PC for my brother, and used the 2200+ since it is 1.8GHz and only $72 from newegg. Great price for an above average processor.
Actually, it is better than that, the cache is a 512K + another smaller cache to bring the total up to 640K cache. THat is why the AMD XP 3000+ Barton Outperformed the P4 3.06 GHZ in a PC world Benchmark. (Though i dont think the benchmark used the P4 Hyperthreading)