This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective’s website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.All the talk and all the benchmarks, yet we still have to sum everything up. Otherwise, what good would our review be for you? I can easily say that this is the faster processor that I have ever used. Even before you take overclocking speed into consideration, 1.33 GHz is an unbelievable fast and powerful processor.
But is this new stepping, and that is basically all it is, of AMD Athlon processor worth your money? That depends a lot on your budget and current frame of mind on your PC. If you one of the few who needs to have the fastest of everything right away, then yes, buy this processor now! This is and will be the fastest processor you are going to be able to buy for a bit of time as the next evolution of AMD processors is still a few months away and the next stepping of processor hasn’t even been discussed yet. AMD is quite confident that the 1.33 GHz Athlon can hold off Intel and their Pentium 4 barrage of attacks.
What if you have just recently upgraded, say to a 1.1 GHz processor? Should you worry about getting the 1.33 GHz now? I wouldn’t think so, unless you just have extra money and maybe are considering building a second machine. Like all the AMD processors, these are going to be very reasonably priced so it’s not going to break the bank. If you are not, however, the extra 200 MHz that the new CPU is offering shouldn’t be that important to you.
But, say you are still stuck in an 800-900 MHz or less system. The 1.33 GHz should look much for appealing to you. Coming in at just around $300 at launch, this processor and a new KT133A motherboard should or even an AMD 760 DDR system should be cheap enough for you to consider upgrading to the faster possible speed CPU available. Wouldn’t you impress your friends with a new 1.33 GHz system overclocked to 1.5 GHz? Shove that into your Intel P4-loving friends face! Then benchmark both and laugh.
AMD has again hit the head of the nail with a great processor. The 1.33 GHz has lots to offer almost anyone out there: the productivity person, the gamer and the PC enthusiast. I am giving this processor a great 9.0 / 10.0 score. If you need an upgrade, I am highly recommending you looking into a 266 MHz FSB 1.33 GHz Athlon.
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