AMD Socket A Shootout

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Hardcoreware takes a look at all three flavors of AMD's chips that oddly enough have the same PR rating.  They take a look at the 2500+ Barton, the 2500+ Mobile and the 2500+ Sempron.  If their rating system is accurate, these chips should all score the same. . . right?  I don't think so.  The Sempron is clocked slower and has less cache.  Take a look as see how they performance varies accross the line.

"Without a doubt, the AMD Athlon 2500+ processor has been one of the best bang for the buck processors to come along perhaps since the old Celeron 300A. Many of the original Barton based chips can easily be bumped up to 3200+ speeds while running at stock voltage. Unfortunately after finding numerous instances of dealers unscrupulously selling 2500+ chips at 3200+ prices AMD was forced to lock the multiplier on most current Barton 2500+ chips."