Een aantal mensen attendeerde ons op Tom's Duron en Thunderbird overclock artikel. impulsje was al eerste en schreef: "Tom laat weer eens zien dat hij niet kan achterblijven. In een vrij uitgebreid artikel, waarbij hij begint met wat zelfverheerlijking, en een boel gebrabbel over overclocken in het algemeen, wordt omschreven hoe de nieuwe socket A processoren tot betere prestaties gepushed kunnen worden":
After this highly successful story, which looks extremely promising as well as so much easier than what Athlon-overclocking used to be before, we've got all reason to welcome AMD's new processors even more. Here are the facts why:
- With a full-featured SocketA motherboard the overclocking of Duron and Athlon/Thunderbird should be a piece of cake.
- As you could see in the excerpts of the data sheets above, it seems extremely unlikely that AMD could revoke this 'overclockability' of the two SocketA-processors easily. As long as the SIP-protocol initializes those two processors we've got no reasons to worry. A change of that would require a serious redesign of both processors.
- Duron 650 and Duron 700 seem to go up to 950 MHz, which increases performance significantly. Even Intel's fastest Celeron processors are hardly able to reach 1 GHz and even if they should, they are still slower than a Duron overclocked to 950 MHz.
- Thunderbird can go up to 1.1 GHz, which is the highest clock speed that we have tested on any processor so far. With some additional cooling Thunderbird might reach even more. Intel's Pentium III is just about able to reach a few MHz more than 1 GHz if you are extremely lucky. Thus AMD is ahead of Intel once more.[break]En als laatste:[/break]I am sure that most motherboard makers will follow Asus' example and include overclocking features into their SocketA-solutions.
Dat ziet er dus mooi uit voor ons Tweakers!