GamePC has kicked out a good review of AMD's Barton-core Athlon MP 2800+ processors. Despite the fact that the Athlon MP 2800+ runs at the same 2.13GHz as the Thoroughbred-core Athlon MP 2600+, Barton's extra cache should yield better performance particularly in SMP applications. Of course, the Athlon MPs are still saddled with AMD's geriatric 760MPX chipset, so don't hope for any miracles.
Just because they can, the GamePC folks bench the Athlon MP 2800+ against three other pairs of Athlon MPs, five pairs of Xeons, and even a dual Opteron system. The result is a pretty comprehensive comparison of available SMP systems that's definitely worth a read for dually enthusiasts.
|1. BIF - $340||2. Ryu Connor - $250||3. mbutrovich - $250|
|4. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200||5. End User - $150||6. Captain Ned - $100|
|7. Anonymous Gerbil - $100||8. Bill Door - $100||9. ericfulmer - $100|
|10. dkanter - $100|
|LG UltraFine 4K and 5K displays are the new Apple monitors||14|
|Deals of the week: a GTX 1080, photography gear, and more||0|
|Geil Evo X memory kits with RGB LED lighting are now available||10|
|GeForce 357.70 drivers gear up for a raft of triple-A titles||4|
|AMD announces Radeon Pro drivers with scheduled releases||5|
|We're giving away our Aimpad R5 review unit||22|
|Radeon Pro specs hint at a full-fat Polaris 11 GPU in MacBook Pros||29|
|Apple's latest MacBook Pros ditch the F keys||134|
|In the lab: Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 1050 G1 Gaming graphics card||6|