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AMD Athlon XP 1900+ Processor Review

Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD

Introduction and System Setup

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It has been less than a month since the release of the first wave of Athlon XP processors. The latest release today from AMD is the next speed upgrade in their XP line of processors.

The Athlon XP 1900+ runs at 1.6 GHz frequency and that is the only difference that you will find on the processor itself. The technology and enhancements remain the same, though the performance scales with the new frequency very well. I am not going to cover any of the aspects of what makes the Athlon XP 1900+ tick, but if you are interested in it, I highly suggest you look at my Athlon XP 1800+ Review starting at page 2.

Here is the system setup and benchmarks used in the coming tests:

Test System Setup


1 x 1.60 GHz AMD Athlon XP 1900+ Processor

1 x 1.53 GHz AMD Athlon XP 1800+ Processor


Shuttle AK31 Rev3


1 x 256MB TwinMOS PC2100 DDR DRAM

Hard Drive

20.5GB 7200 RPM IBM EIDE

Video Card

GeForce 3

Video Drivers

Detonator 22.40

Operating System

Windows XP


Quake III: Arena

3DMark 2001

SiSoft Sandra Memory Bench

SiSoft Sandra CPU Bench

Content Creation Winstone 2001

Business Winstone 2001

4 different SPEC view perf tests



Sysmark 2001

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