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Thorton & Duron
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:52 am
Anybody got any info on the new Athlon XP Thorton? My local supplier is stocking the 2000+ now but I can't find any info, particularly regarding power dissipation. The usual place (with the charts) doesn't list it.
Also I see the power output for the Duron 1.6 is very good. Anybody got any performance stats on it and anybody done any undervolting on this one?
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 5:00 am
The Thorton XP2000 is typically 47W. For comparison a Thoroughbred XP2000 is 55W.
You can get the data sheet from AMD here.
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 5:35 am
A Thorton is a Barton core except half of the L2 cache has been cut off, possible from a bad fabrication. There are mods online to attempt to reenable the additional cache but I have never personally dont it myself.
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:29 pm
So teh Thorton is the new Duron?
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:11 pm
Syphon869 wrote:So teh Thorton is the new Duron?
Not sure about the Durons, but the new Athlon XP has the Thorton core. Visually, on the CPU, it's elongated like the Barton core, and internally has half the L2 cache disabled.
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 8:16 am
Not sure, but i think the new Durons are Applebreds.
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:19 pm
But you can still get Bartons, right?
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:36 pm
Syphon869 wrote:But you can still get Bartons, right?
As far as I know AMD is still selling them and has no plans to discontinue / change them any time soon.
Apparently the rationale behind the Thorton (crippled Barton) is so that AMD doesn't need to fabricate two different cores (T-Bred and Barton), saving them money and maybe freeing up fab space for the 64 bit chips.