The Future is Now: the Athlon XP 2800+ Is Here!
The time is January 6, 2003. The location: a busy street full of computer specialty stores. You run over to the nearest one. You shell out a thousand bucks to buy the very latest and best. You take a look at your purchases: an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ and an Nvidia nForce 2 mobo for Dual DDR 400. Well, guess what? The future is now. It's here, and we have a taste of it.
This little scenario illustrates the situation of the Athlon XP 2800+. AMD sent us two processors, the Athlon XP 2800+ and 2700+, both of which run with an FSB clock of 166 MHz. The XP 2700+ is based on a clock speed of 2166 MHz (13.0 x 166 MHz), and the XP 2800+ on 2250 MHz (13.5 x 166 MHz). Furthermore, the test components consisted of an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro graphics card and a motherboard with Nvidia's nForce 2 chipset (Asus A7N8X).