Bench House is proud to present a very in depth review of AMD's new Athlon XP processor. The article covers everything related to this processor's new technologies. The new technologies like QuantiSpeed architecture and hardware prefetch, along with terms like IPC (instructions per cycle) and TLB (Translation Look-aside Buffer) memory are explained so that everyone can get a grasp of what has AMD built into this "extreme performance" (XP) CPU. The article also discusses the "thermal death" problem, P-ratings and similar issues mentioned so frequently lately. For those of you that have a KT133A chipset based motherboard Bench House thoroughly explains the incompatibility issues with the Athlon XP CPU. Athlon XP 1500+ is put against 1.5GHz Pentium 4 (on i850 platform) and the "old" 1.33GHz Athlon Thunderbird. It is tested on both VIA KT133A and KT266A platforms through use of real world (Photoshop, 3DMax, Bryce 4.0, etc.) and synthetic test applications.
FULL STORY @ BENCH-HOUSE (http://www.bench-house.com/cpu/amd/xp/athlonxp_001.html)