GamePC heeft een review online gemikt van de AMD Athlon 600MHz. Zoals het hoort hebben ze er een Pentium-3 600 tegenover gezet, die er natuurlijk weer flink van langs krijgt . Check de review hier.
As you can see from the results, the Athlon really is a step ahead of Intel, but not as big of a step as we had hoped for. After reading review after review of the Athlon on the web, we had some pretty high expectations. It definately is faster than an exact-clocked Pentium III unit, which is no easy feat, but the margin of difference between the two chips isn't that big.
Looking closer at the results, you can see the largest margin difference in performance was using a TNT2 Ultra board, which edged out 20 FPS in Quake3 : Fastest, for the exact same clocked processor, that's a hefty difference. Also in all three tests, you can see the huge difference in the 3DMark CPUMark scores, which have a large difference between the two processors. You should note also, the Pentium III 600 also performed really well in these tests, and it's still a top-notch processor, but it seems AMD has one-upped them, finally.
A lot of people still remain skeptical at the Athlon scores, and I don't blame them. AMD has let down gamers in the past with their K6-processors, and it seems tough to believe that this company could come out of nowhere and create a processor that tops Intel's fastest offering. Believe it my friends, AMD finally has a state of the art chip, and can finally claim that they have the fastest consumer computer processor currently out today. I for one, couldn't be happier.