Hard OCP heeft een review gepost van de Athlon 650 CPU. Na wat tweaken slaagden ze erin om 'm vrij stabiel op 800MHz te draaien met een Asus K7M mobo. Hieronder een hap uit de conclusie:
Ok, what did we learn here? Our little AMD 650MHz is an overclocking Mofo. I would figure that about any 650 will kick an extra 100Mhz at default voltage, at least ours did 750 with NO PROBLEMS whatsoever. We did have to bust up the voltage to get it stable at 800 and then it still would ditch Prime95 in about 5 to 6 hours. Not that that is bad performance but just not rock stable. We used a WD 9 Gig ATA66 drive (supplied by AZZO) on the K7M board and it was lightning fast. The AMD North Chipset is native to ATA66 unlike the BX boards you have seen with the built on controllers. We were actually doing a FULL BOOT into Win98 in less than 25 seconds. Now we were not loading any other proggies in the background but I was still very impressed with the speed.
Q3A was the only game we took time to jack with and it without a doubt really likes the 800MHz that the Athlon was pushing out. Over 140 FPS on the low end V3 is astounding to me. I can't wait to get the big gun TNT2U, GeForce and Napalm on the SOB. I think the hardware is pushing ahead of the gaming software for sure.