Bij Lost Circuits is een errug uitgebreide review te lezen van AMD's Athlon op 750MHz. Elk aspect komt uitgebreid aan bod, alleen heeft de reviewer niet geprobeerd om het ding te overklokken . Hieronder vast een plak uit de test:
With the new 180 nm die and 750 MHz, the cache divider has been set to 2/5 or 40% of the clock speed, in other words the cache runs 20% slower than it would at a 1 /2 divider or 17% slower than the L2 of the Athlon 700 or at the same speed as the L2 of the Athlon 600. There are so many ways to skin this cat that it really doesn’t matter which way one states it, suffice it to say that it is slightly slower than what we are used to with the Athlon 700. This, of course, will impinge dramatically on all L2 intensive applications like, for example, Microsoft Office and naturally slow down the performance in Microsoft Word and Excel. But then, the large 128 KB level 1 cache running at clock speed will also have a word in that and at least partially compensate for the reduced L2 speed. In other words, there is no reason to assume that the Athlon 750 will run any slower in business applications than the Athlon 700.
Other applications, like CAD and gaming will not really be affected since the data are too large for the L2 cache anyway and, therefore, they thrive mainly on the Integer and Floating Point performance of the CPU.