Alas poor Athlon, we knew you well
Subject: Processors | August 28, 2007 - 12:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It is essentially the end of the road for AMD's Athlon series, and the 'on' suffix, as we anxiously await the arrival of Phenom. Legit Reviews pulls out some of their old ceramic buddies for one last benchmarking session to see how the line changed over the years, with the 1800+ being the baseline. It looks like the Black Edition spells the end of the line for this venerable series.
"After going back five years and looking at the performance of the Athlon XP 1800+, it is amazing to see how far we
have come in just five years. A good number of our readers still have Athlon XP systems in use and this article was
a great opportunity to show them what they are missing out on as none of the major hardware review sites include
these processor in updated performance charts any longer. The new Athlon 64 X2 6400+ processor is a welcomed
addition to the Athlon series of processors, but it's sad knowing that this will likely be the last speed step for
the Athlon series..."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350 Review @
- AMD Phenom Processor (Agena & Kuma)
Pre-Launch Update Rev. 2.0 @ TechARP
- All Pentium Dual Core Models @ Hardware
- Desktop CPU Comparison Guide @