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11 minutes ago, Jacobtechtips? said:

Hey guys,

i'm just wondering what the difference is between the Athlon XP and Athlon 64 lineup (not 64 x2).

Athlon 64 has, as the name suggest, AMD64 implemented.

As well as the Memory Controller inside the CPU.

And also brought us Frequency and voltage switching into the Desktop  - named it Cool and Quiet.

You know, the ability of the CPU to change Frequency and Voltage on the Fly to reduce power consumption (back in the day it was down to 800MHz).


The Athlon XP is its predecessor, did not have on the fly frequency/voltage switching in Desktop versions (only Mobile), did not have a Memory Controller and there were no PCIe Chipsets, only AGP (from 2x to 8x).

 

11 minutes ago, Jacobtechtips? said:

They both seem to be single core cpu's but thats the only difference i can find apart from features (sse etc.)

The Athlon 64 is much faster and more better than the Athlon XP and reigned supreme from its release up until around 2006 or so...

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Hey guys,

i'm just wondering what the difference is between the Athlon XP and Athlon 64 lineup (not 64 x2). They both seem to be single core cpu's but thats the only difference i can find apart from features (sse etc.)

 

Thanks for any help!

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11 minutes ago, Jacobtechtips? said:

Hey guys,

i'm just wondering what the difference is between the Athlon XP and Athlon 64 lineup (not 64 x2).

Athlon 64 has, as the name suggest, AMD64 implemented.

As well as the Memory Controller inside the CPU.

And also brought us Frequency and voltage switching into the Desktop  - named it Cool and Quiet.

You know, the ability of the CPU to change Frequency and Voltage on the Fly to reduce power consumption (back in the day it was down to 800MHz).


The Athlon XP is its predecessor, did not have on the fly frequency/voltage switching in Desktop versions (only Mobile), did not have a Memory Controller and there were no PCIe Chipsets, only AGP (from 2x to 8x).

 

11 minutes ago, Jacobtechtips? said:

They both seem to be single core cpu's but thats the only difference i can find apart from features (sse etc.)

The Athlon 64 is much faster and more better than the Athlon XP and reigned supreme from its release up until around 2006 or so...


"Hell is full of good meanings, but Heaven is full of good works"

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