Het volk van Hot Hardware heeft eens gekeken naar de tweakbaarheid van een Slot A Thunderbird 700MHz. Getest op een GA-7VX KX133 plank van Gigabyte op 115MHz busspeed en met hulp van een Outside Loop Afterburner GFD wist de processor 863MHz te trekken.
Well, that just about covers all we know to date about the 700MHz. Slot A Thunderbird Athlon Processor. We've shown you performance at all levels of clock speeds we could wring out of this new beast and how to run it on the latest chipset for the Athlon platform. In the coming weeks, we feel fairly confident that the Slot A Thunderbird will make its way a little more to the mainstream channel and further stabilize on KX133 chipset boards. If this happens, Power Users and Overclocking Fanatics around the globe will most likely flock to this chip for its value and better flexibility for over-clocking and unlocking the multiplier. It will be interesting to see if the Socket A versions of the Duron and T-Bird chips start having their multipliers unlocked by the various Motherboard Manufacturers who are bold enough to add it as a feature. Until that time, the Slot A T-Bird brings you its new high speed on chip cache with a little of the old Athlon accessibility through its "Gold Finger" connector.