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Postby Ian on Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:24 pm

Would you buy one of AMD's new Barton CPU's?
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Postby jmbrown12 on Tue Feb 11, 2003 12:10 pm

The specs look good on it. I might consider it for my next upgrade (after the prices come down some) and I feel that my XP1800 chip doesn't cut it anymore. Is it available in the U.S. yet?
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Feb 16, 2003 12:23 am

Newegg has the Athlon XP 2800 Barton CPU in stock.
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.a ... 376&DEPA=1
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Postby jmbrown12 on Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:59 am

Thanks for the link BuddhaTB. The price is better than I though it might be. I found a good review on the Barton 3000 at
http://www.3dvelocity.com/reviews/barton/3000plus.htm

Now I have to decide if a Barton is in my future or do I hold out for the Hammer.
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Feb 18, 2003 7:52 pm

I'm a new happy user of a P4 2.53. I have heard terrible things about the Barton 3000+. It simply does not compare to the P4. The P4 is way better.
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Postby Bhairav on Thu Feb 20, 2003 6:19 am

hey aviationwiz - don't just diss a product like that. Check out the reviews at anandtech.com and hardocp.com . They indicate that the Barton is pretty competitive with the P4 @ 3.06Ghz + HT. They pretty much cream that 2.53.

here you go - posting some benchmarks

http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1783&p=8
(P4 always does better than AMD on these multimedia benchmarks)

http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1783&p=12
gaming performance

http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1783&p=14
3d Mark 2001 SE

http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1783&p=16
Jedi Knight 2 scores

http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1783&p=20
Video encoding

http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1783&p=21
3DS MAx 5 performance

http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1783&p=26
Maya performance

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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Mar 06, 2003 3:50 pm

Seems like AMD will be releasing a 400MHz FSB Barton CPU.
http://www.hardocp.com/image.html?image ... 8xX2wuZ2lm



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