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4.3 Processor

INTEL

PII Klamath - May 1997
•Core Frequency 233-300MHX
•Slot 1
•L2 Cache-512 closely coupled
•L1 Cache-32K
Compatible Chipsets
•Intel 440BX
•Intel 440LX
•Intel 440FX
•intel 810
•Via Apollo Pro

PII Deschutes - January 1998
•Core Frequency 333-450MHZ
•Slot 1
•L2 Cache-512 closely coupled
•L1 Cache-32K
Compatible Chipsets
•Intel 440BX
•Intel 440LX
•intel 810
•Via Apollo Pro

Original Celeron - April 1998
•Core Frequency 266-300MHZ
•L2 Cache-none
•L1 Cache-32K
Compatible Chipsets
•Intel 440EX
•Intel 440BX
•Intel 810
•Via Apollo Pro

Celeron A - August 1998
•Core Frequency 300-533MHZ
•Slot 1, Socket 370
•L2 Cache 128K on-die
•L1 Cache 32L
Compatible Chipsets
•Intel 440BX
•Intel 440LX
•Intel 810
•Via Apollo Pro

PIII Katmai - February 1999
•Core Frequency 450-600MHZ
•Slot 1
•L2 Cache-512 closely coupled
•L! Cache-32K
Compatible Chipsets
•Intel 440-600MHZ
•Intel 810/815/820
•Via Apollo Pro 133
•ALi Aladdin Pri 4/5

PIII Coppermine - October 1999
•Core Frequency 500-1000MHZ
•Slot 1, Socket 370
•L2 Cache 256 on-die
•L1 Cache 32K
Compatible Chipsets
•Intel 440Bx
•Intel 810/815
•Intel 820
•Intel 840
•Via Apollo Pro 133
•Ali Alladin Pro 4/5

Celeron II Coppermine - April 2000
•Core Frequency 533-1100Mhz
•Socket 370
•L2 Cache 128K on-die
•L1 Cache 32K
Compatible Chipset
•Intel 810/815
•Via Apollo Pro133
•Ali Aladin Pro 4/5

P4 Willamette - November 2000
•Core Frequency 1400-2000MHz*
•Socket 423/478**
•L2 Cache 256K on-die
•L1 Cache 12K micro-op, 8K data
Compatible Chipset
•Intel 850
•Via P4X266
•SiS 645
•ALi M1741
* and growing **1.9MHz and above

PIII Tualatin - August 2001
•Core Frequency 1133-1260MHz*
•Socket 370
•L2 Cache 256 on-die
•L1 Cache 32K
Compatile Chipsets
•Intel 85B, Via Apollo Pro 133T/266T

*1.26MHz come with L2 cache 256, or 512 on-die

AMD

K6-III Spring 1999
•Core Frequency 400-450MHz
•Socket 7/Super 7
•L2 Cache 256K on-die
•L1 Cache 64K
Compatible Chipsets
•Sis 530
•Ali Aladdin 5
•Via Mvp3
•Via MVP4

Athlon Classic - August 1999
•Core Frequency 500-850MHz
•Socket Slot A
•L2 Cache 512K closely coupled
•L1 128K
Compatible Chipsets
•AMD 750
•Via KX-133

Athlon Thunderbird - June 2000
•Core Frequencies 750-1400MHz
•Socket A, Slot A
•L2 Cache 256K on-die
•L1 Cache 128K
Compatible Chipsets
•AMD-760
•Ali MAGIK 1
•SiS 730S
•Via Apollo KT133A
•KT266

Duron Spitfire - Jun 2000
•Core Frequency 600-950MHx
•Socket A
•L2 Cache 64K on-die
•L1 Cache 128K
Compatible Chipsets
•AMD-760
•Ali MAGIK 1
•SiS 730s
•Via Apollo KT133a

Athlon Palomino/XP - May 2001
•Core Frequency 1300-1533MHz
•Socket A
•L2 Cache 256K on-die
•L1 Cache 128K
Compatible Chipsets
AMD-760
•KT-266
•Via Apollo KT133a
•VIA ProSavage KM133

Duron Morgan - August 2001
•Core Frequency 950-1100MHz
•Socket A
•L2 Cache 64K on-die
•L1 Cache 128K
Compatible Chipsets
•AMD-760
•Ali MAGIK 1
•Sis 730S
•VIA Apollo KT133a
•KT266

VIA

VIA C3 Samuel 1 - June 2000
•Core Frequency 500-750MHz
•Socket 370
•L2 Cache none
•L1 Cache 128K
Compatible Chipsets
Intel 810/815
•ALi M1651
•VIA 693A + 596B
•VI PLE133 + 686A

VIA C3 Samuel 2 - March 2001
•Core Frequency 733-866MHz
•Socket 370
•L2 Cache 64K on-die
•L1 Cache 128J
Compatible Chipsets
•Intel 810/815
•ALi M1651
•VIA 693A + 596B
•VIA PLE133 + 686A

VIA C3 Ezra - August 2001
•Core Frequency 800-1000MHz
•Socket 370
•L2 Cache 64K on-die
•L1 Cache 128K
compatible Chipsets
•Intel 810/815
•ALi M1651
•VIA 693A + 596B
•VIA PLE133 + 686A

VIA C3 Nehemiah - late 2000-early 2001
•Core Frequency 900-1200MHz
•Socket370
•L2 Cache 256 on-die
•L1 Cache 128K
•Compatible Chipsets
•Intel 810/815
•ALi M1651
•VIA 693A + 596B
•VIA PLE133 + 686A

Information taken from Maximum PC Magazine

by Cariad See Profile edited by vkr See Profile

Barton added a 512kb L2 Cache;
Barton cores use 1.65 core volts, and have a max temperature of 85C
T-Bred 'B' are mostly 1.65 and 1.6 v, Max temp of 90C (2200 and up are 85C)
T-Bred 'A' core volts are 1.6 or 1.5
Palomino core volts at 1.75
T-Bred 'A' and Palomino max temperature is 90C


Name
Clock Speed
Bus Speed
Process
Code-Name
Athlon XP 3200+2.20GHz400MHz0.13Barton
Athlon XP 3000+2.10GHz400MHz0.13Barton
Athlon XP 3000+2.17GHz333MHz0.13Barton
Athlon XP 2800+2.08GHz333MHz0.13Barton
Athlon XP 2600+1.92GHz333MHz0.13Barton
Athlon XP 2500+1.83GHz333MHz0.13Barton
Athlon XP 2800+2.25GHz333MHz0.13Thoroughbred B
Athlon XP 2700+2.17GHZ333MHz0.13Thoroughbred B
Athlon XP 2600+2.08GHZ333MHz0.13Thoroughbred B
Athlon XP 2600+2.13GHZ266MHz0.13Thoroughbred B
Athlon XP 2400+2GHZ266MHz0.13Thoroughbred B
Athlon XP 2200+1.8GHZ266MHz0.13Thoroughbred B
Athlon XP 2200+1.8GHZ266MHz0.13Thoroughbred A
Athlon XP 2100+1.73GHZ266MHz0.13Thoroughbred A
Athlon XP 2000+1.67GHZ266MHz0.13Thoroughbred A
Athlon XP 1900+1.6GHZ266MHz0.13Thoroughbred A
Athlon XP 1800+1.53GHZ266MHz0.13Thoroughbred A
Athlon XP 1700+1.47GHZ266MHz0.13Thoroughbred A
Athlon XP 2100+1.73GHZ266MHz0.18Palomino
Athlon XP 2000+1.67GHZ266MHz0.18Palomino
Athlon XP 1900+1.6GHZ266MHz0.18Palomino
Athlon XP 1800+1.53GHz266MHz0.18Palomino
Athlon XP 1700+1.47GHz266MHz0.18Palomino
Athlon XP 1600+1.4GHz266MHz0.18Palomino
Athlon XP 1500+1.33GHz266MHz0.18Palomino


by Cariad See Profile edited by dbmaven See Profile
last modified: 2003-12-18 20:39:36



Referenced at Geek.com

AMD - Athlon (K7 / Athlon Professional)




Athlon in standard plastic shell - Slot A

AMD's Athlon uses a Slot A architecture that is physically compatible with Intel's Slot 1, but electrically compatible with the DEC's EV-6 Alpha bus, instead of Intel's closed P6 bus architecture. The EV-6 bus has the potential to run at up to 400MHz, starting at 200MHz initially (100MHz * 2).



The Athlon features 19 new 3D instructions with a 128-bit pipeline, backwards compatible with the 3DNow! instructions, but faster, to give Intel's SSE a run for the money.

The K7 will feature chipsets that support SMP or Symmetric Multi-Processing, but not until mid-2001. The K7 will be the first non-Intel x86 chip to be used in systems with more than one processor in a system. Dual processing systems will be first, and then 4 and 8 processor systems as well. This will be significant in the workstation and server market. The K6 architecture is capable of multiprocessing as well, but we will never see a SMP chipset available for it.



All standard Athlons ship with 512K of off-chip L2 cache running at either 1/2, 2/5 or 1/3 processor speed.

The Athlon was initially manufactured on a .25 micron process (C Athlons), but then were moved quickly to a .18 micron process (A Athlons). A and C Athlons can be told apart by looking for an A or C to the right of the part number listed on the plastic shell surrounding them. All Athlons at 750MHz and above are manufactured on a .18 micron process. There were some .25 micron 750MHz Athlons manufactured, but they never made it to market.

The Athlon features 3 integer, 3 floating point and 3 address calculation pipelines. The integer pipelines are 10-stage and the floating point pipelines are 15-stage.

As for benchmarks, so far the K7 600 with 1/2 speed L2 cache is clocking in at around 28 Specint95 and 24 Specfp95. Check Spec.org for other scores. You may also want to check out the Duron, and Thunderbird tables for additional insight into AMD's Athlon line of processors.



Chip MHz Bus
Speed
L1
Cache
L2
Cache
Mics Die
Size
Trans Form
Factor
US
Price
Volts Watts SpecInt
SpecFP
Avail
Athlon Professional (K7) 500C 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(1/2 speed)
.25 184 22 mil Slot A - 1.6 42 ?

-

500A 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(1/2 speed)
.18 100 22 mil Slot A - 1.6 42 ?

-

550C 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(1/2 speed)
.25 184 22 mil Slot A $169 1.6 46 ? Still
550A 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(1/2 speed)
.18 100 22 mil Slot A $169 1.6 46 ? Still
600C 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(1/2 speed)
.25 184 22 mil Slot A $190 1.6 50 28
22
Now
600A 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(1/2 speed)
.18 100 22 mil Slot A $190 1.6 50 28
22
Now
650C 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(1/2 speed)
.25 184 22 mil Slot A $226 1.6 54 30
23
Now
650A 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(1/2 speed)
.18 100 22 mil Slot A $226 1.6 54 30
23
Now
700C 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(1/2 speed)
.25 184 22 mil Slot A $270 1.6 50 32
24
Now
700A 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(1/2 speed)
.18 100 22 mil Slot A $270 1.6 50 32
24
Now
750 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(2/5 speed)
.18 (.25's exist, but never sold) 100 22 mil Slot A $350 1.6 ? ? Now
800 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(2/5 speed)
.18 100 22 mil Slot A $530 1.7 ? ? Jan 6, 2000
850 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(2/5 speed)
.18 100 22 mil Slot A $750 1.7 ? ? Feb 11, 2000
900 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(1/3 speed)
.18 100 22 mil Slot A $799 1.8 60 ? March 6, 2000
950 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(1/3 speed)
.18 100 22 mil Slot A $899 1.8 ? ? March 6, 2000
1000 200
(100 * 2)
128KB
-64K I
-64K D
512K off chip
(1/3 speed)
.18 100 22 mil Slot A $1299 1.8 65 ? March 6, 2000




by vkr See Profile



Referenced at Geek.com

AMD - Athlon - Thunderbird (Athlon with Performance Enhancing Cache) - Athlon-C


The Thunderbird core Athlon is available in the Socket A form factor with 256K of on-die L2 cache. The L2 cache on the TBird is 16-set associative and uses a 64-bit bus, as compared to the Pentium III's (Coppermine) 256-bit cache bus. The Thunderbird is capable of running in multiprocessor configurations and may eventually uses a 200 or 266MHz system bus, which actually runs at 100MHz*2 or 133MHz*2 for the Athlon-C. The bus speed may eventually be pushed up to 166MHz*2 for use with PC2600 DDR memory.


The Thunderbird kept the standard Athlon name, and debuted on June 5, 2000. It shipped first in speed grades from 650MHz to 1GHz, in increments of 50MHz, much like the original Athlon. The AMD website and news announcements only listed 750-1000MHz speeds, but 650 and 700MHz speeds were available as well.

Also, check out the standard, or "classic" Athlon. After 1.5GHz, AMD will shift to the Palomino Athlon core from the Thunderbird core.



Chip MHz Bus
Speed
L1
Cache
L2
Cache
Mics Die
Size
Trans Form
Factor
US
Price
Volts Watts SpecInt
SpecFP
Avail
Thunderbird 650 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A - 1.75 38 ? June 5, 2000
700 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A - 1.75 40 ? June 5, 2000
750 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A - 1.75 43 ? June 5, 2000
800 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A - 1.75 45 ? June 5, 2000
850 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A - 1.75 47 ? June 5, 2000
900 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A - 1.75 50 ? June 5, 2000
950 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A - 1.75 52 ? June 5, 2000
1000 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A - 1.75 54 ? June 5, 2000
1100 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A - 1.75 60 ?

Ship to OEM Aug 15, 2000

Systems ship August 28, 2000

1200 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A - 1.75 66 ? Oct 17, 2000
1300 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A $125 1.75 ? ? Mar 22, 2001
1400 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A $125 ? ? ? Jun 6, 2001
Athlon-C 1000 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A - 1.75 54 ? Oct 30, 2000 - announce, Feb avail
Athlon-C 1133 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A - 1.75 63 ? Oct 30, 2000 - announce, Feb avail
Athlon-C 1200 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A - 1.75 66 ? Oct 30, 2000 - announce, Feb avail
Athlon-C 1333 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A $125 1.75 73 ? Mar 22, 2001
Athlon-C 1400 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 117 37 mil
(15 mil is L2 cache)
Socket A $125 ? ? 554
458
Jun 6, 2001




by vkr See Profile



Referenced at Geek.com

AMD - Athlon MP (Multi-Processor -- Mustang)


AMD's Mustang processor was supposed to have support for up to 4MB of L2 cache on the chip die with tweaks to the Athlon Thunderbird core to allow for the addition of more L2 cache on chip, possibly with more pipeline stages, enabling higher clock speeds.


The core was updated, but without the additional pipeline stages and L2 cache. The "Mustang" core, now called Palomino in most references is used in reworked Athlon and Duron chips which support improved memory operations and Intel's SSE (SSE-1, not SSE-2) instructions. The extra cache will have to wait for the Hammer series of chips. This original Mustang chip has now become the Athlon MP which arrived at 1.0 and 1.2 GHz speeds and works in dual-processor configurations.



Chip MHz Bus
Speed
L1
Cache
L2
Cache
Mics Die
Size
Trans Form
Factor
US
Price
Volts Watts SpecInt
SpecFP
Avail
Athlon MP 1000 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 129 37.5 mil Socket A $165 1.75 46.1 ? originally Nov 2000, but arrived on Jun 5, 2001
1200 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 129 37.5 mil Socket A $175 1.75 54.7 522
481
Jun 5, 2001
1500+ 1333 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 129 37.5 mil Socket A $180 1.75 ? ? Oct 15, 2001
1600+ 1400 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 129 37.5 mil Socket A $210 1.75 ? ? Oct 15, 2001
1800+ 1533 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 129 37.5 mil Socket A $273 1.75 ? ? Oct 15, 2001
1900+ 1600 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 129 37.5 mil Socket A $319 1.75 ? ? Dec 12, 2001
2000+ 1667 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 129 37.5 mil Socket A ? 1.75 ? ? Q1 2002




by vkr See Profile



Referenced at Geek.com.

AMD - Athlon XP - Palomino desktop


The Palomino uses what was once going to be called the Mustang core. It features the same bus speed as the Thunderbird Athlon (266 MHz) and the same amount of L2 cache (256K). What has been added is support for Intel's SSE instructions (but not SSE-2), data pre-fetch to speed up memory transfers, and lower power consumption achieved by optimizing the chip structure.


The Athlon XP, named similarly to Microsoft's Windows XP which also launched in October 2001, features performance ratings that compare to the previous Athlon "Thunderbird" processor.



Chip MHz Bus
Speed
L1
Cache
L2
Cache
Mics Die
Size
Trans Form
Factor
US
Price
Volts Watts SpecInt2K
SpecFP2K
Avail
Athlon - Palomino core
(XP1500+)
1333 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 129 37.5 mil Socket A $130 1.75 ? ? Oct 9, 2001
(XP1600+) 1400 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 129 37.5 mil Socket A $160 1.75 ? ? Oct 9, 2001
(XP1700+) 1467 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 129 37.5 mil Socket A $190 1.75 ? ? Oct 9, 2001
(XP1800+) 1533 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K on chip .18 129 37.5 mil Socket A $223 1.75 ? 597
504
Oct 9, 2001
(XP1900+) 1600 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K .18 129 37.5 mil Socket A $269 1.75 ? ? Nov 5, 2001
(XP2000+) 1667 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K .18 129 37.5 mil Socket A $339 1.75 ? ? Jan 7, 2002
(XP2100+) 1733 266 (133*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
256K .18 129 37.5 mil Socket A $420 1.75 ? ? Mar 13, 2002




by vkr See Profile
last modified: 2002-03-15 18:00:25



Referenced at Geek.com

AMD - Duron - Morgan (formerly Camaro)





The Mustang-Duron core is code-named "Morgan," and runs at slower clock speeds than the Palomino (Athlon). It feature 64K of L2 cache, just like the original Duron, but features an improved core. The new Duron has support for Intel's SSE instructions and data pre-fetch for faster memory operations. To achieve that functionality there's an extra 180,000 transistors used in the Morgan Duron.



Chip MHz Bus
Speed
L1
Cache
L2
Cache
Mics Die
Size
Trans Form
Factor
US
Price
Volts Watts SpecInt
SpecFP
Avail
Duron - Morgan core 1000 200 (100*2) 128K 64K .18 106 25.18 mil Socket A $74 1.75 41.5 ? Aug 20, 2001
1100 200 (100*2) 128K 64K .18 106 25.18 mil Socket A $89 1.75 ? ? Oct 3, 2001
1200 200 (100*2) 128K 64K .18 106 25.18 mil Socket A $103 1.75 ? ? Nov 15, 2001
Duron 1500+ 1300 200 (100*2) 128K 64K .18 106 25.18 mil Socket A ? 1.75 ? ? Q1 2002?




by vkr See Profile



Referenced at Geek.com

AMD - Duron - Athlon Select - Spitfire


AMD's Duron (originally code-named Athlon Select, then Spitfire) is the low end of AMD's Athlon line fitting into a 462-pin Socket A interface. It features 64K of L2 cache on chip, in addition to 128K of L1 cache on the standard Athlon die. The L1 and L2 caches are unified, so they will never contain the same information. In some sense, it's almost like the Duron has 192K of L1 cache. See also the table for Athlon Thunderbird.


For Durons running at over 950 MHz, check the Duron - Morgan table. AMD changed the Duron core with a new one starting with the 1 GHz model.



Chip MHz Bus
Speed
L1
Cache
L2
Cache
Mics Die
Size
Trans Form
Factor
US
Price
Volts Watts SpecInt
SpecFP
Avail
Duron (Spitfire) 600 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
on-die 64K .18 99 25 mil Socket A - 1.6 27.4 ? June 19, 2000
650 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
on-die 64K .18 99 25 mil Socket A - 1.6 29.4 ? June 19, 2000
700 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
on-die 64K .18 99 25 mil Socket A - 1.6 31.4 ? June 19, 2000
750 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
on-die 64K .18 99 25 mil Socket A - 1.6 33.4 ? Sept. 6, 2000
800 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
on-die 64K .18 99 25 mil Socket A -1.6 35.4 ? Oct 17, 2000
850 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
on-die 64K .18 99 25 mil Socket A - 1.6 37.4 ? Jan 8, 2001
900 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
on-die 64K .18 99 25 mil Socket A - 1.6 ? ? Apr 2, 2001
950 200 (100*2) 128KB
-64K I
-64K D
on-die 64K .18 99 25 mil Socket A $69 1.6 ? ? Jun 6, 2001




by vkr See Profile

coolerGuys

by Cariad See Profile edited by dragon See Profile
last modified: 2008-04-09 05:01:00



by vkr See Profile

AMD Processor Pricing

by vkr See Profile

Intel Processor Roadmap.

by vkr See Profile

Intel Processors.

by vkr See Profile

Links to the Intel Celeron Processor

Intel Celeron Processor Home Page

Identifying Your Processor

Installation & Use

Intel Celeron processor Sspec Information

Intel Celeron processor Spec Update, Errata and Steppings.

•Spec Update is the specs for the processors. Errata are manufacturing defects. Steppings are the different modification levels.

Intel Celeron Processor up to 1.10 GHz Datasheet

Intel Celeron Processor for the PGA370 Socket up to 1.30 GHz on 0.13 micron process Datasheet

by vkr See Profile
last modified: 2002-03-26 19:02:12

Links to the Intel Pentium III Processors.

Intel Pentium III Processor Home Page

Identifying Your Pentium III Processor.

Intel Pentium III Processor Sspec Information

Intel Pentium III Processor Spec Update, Errata and Steppings.

•Spec Update is the specs for the processors. Errata are manufacturing defects. Steppings are the different modification levels.

Intel Pentium III Processor Datasheets.

by vkr See Profile
last modified: 2002-05-07 04:11:21

The reported CPU speed in the Start > Control Panel > System Properties dialogue box depends on a "snapshot" of the speed the CPU is running at the time the system requests it. Newer mobile processors, such as the Mobile Pentium III, Mobile Pentium III-M, and Mobile Pentium 4-M support processor-throttling technology. The processor's frequency and possibly the system bus frequency may be reduced or "throttled down" to conserve battery life. The speed can differ depending on many different factors, such as the power scheme selected, the type and number of programs running, and whether the unit is running on AC or battery power.

Unlike previous versions of Windows, XP has native support for processor performance control. The operating system has built-in support for Intel SpeedStep and AMD PowerNow! Thus, the applets previously required for use with Windows ME, 98, et cetera are no longer necessary.

Processor-throttling technology is dandy, but how do I disable it?

Navigate to Start > Control Panel > Power Options and set the power scheme to Home/Office Desk or Always On.

Home/Office Desk > None (AC) > Adaptive (Battery)
Portable/Laptop > Adaptive (AC) > Adaptive (Battery)
Presentation > Adaptive (AC) > Degrade (Battery)
Always On > None (AC) > None (Battery)
Minimal Power Management (AC) > Adaptive > Adaptive (Battery)
Max Battery > Adaptive (AC) > Degrade (Battery)

Adaptive = Performance state chosen based on CPU demand
Degrade = Starts at lowest performance state, then uses linear performance reduction (stop clock throttling) as battery discharges
None = Always runs at highest performance state

For more information, see:reference


Can I permanently disable this in the registry?

Open your registry, create a new DWORD value, or search and modify the existing value, called "HackFlags." Edit the value according to the settings below.

0 = disable native XP support
1 = use settings inherited from Intel software during XP upgrade
5 = give XP complete support and control over the processor speed; system can support all modes when running on battery

Why does the System Properties dialog box display the CPU speed as 849MHz or 848MHz even though I have an 850MHz CPU and power management is disabled?

According to Microsoft, "because of minor variations in clock frequencies for the CPU and system bus, the current speed may differ from the maximum speed."

Microsoft addresses this issue in the following Knowledge Base articles:

Q311051 - Q303602

Where can I download the SpeedStep Applet for Windows XP/ME/9x/NT/2000?

Intel does not provide the software for download from their site. Check with your notebook PC vendor for the applet. An applet for Windows XP does not exist since the drivers have been included with the operating system.

How can I determine the maximum frequency my Intel mobile processor is capable of running at?

Download the Intel Processor Frequency ID Utility. For mobile processors, the utility should run a special test to determine the maximum frequency the processor is capable of running at.

reference

by BA See Profile edited by Cariad See Profile
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by dbmaven See Profile
last modified: 2003-07-29 23:53:23

This is the site where you can plug in your AMD processor codes and get all the info you need!

Athlon XP/Thunderbird Processor Identifier

by yeti34 See Profile edited by dbmaven See Profile
last modified: 2004-04-14 13:22:26

Tom's Hardware has a nice table listing the AMD CPUs. Rather than creating a table here, it makes more sense to link to it:

Tom's Hardware CPU Table

edit Feb/2006 - it was brought to my attention that the original link was dead. Tom's has replaced the AMD table with one document for both Intel and AMD processors, and dual core CPUs have been added.

edit Mar/2006 - a nice set of tables for AMD CPUs found at AMDForums:
AMD Processors

by dbmaven See Profile
last modified: 2006-03-21 13:06:38