Tech Review heeft een review gebouwd rond hun naar 900MHz overgeklokte Athlon 800. De performance van deze 'Athlon 900' blijkt in alle benchmarks uitstekend te scalen t.o.v. de Athlon 750 en 800 (beide met 2/5 L2 cache divider):
How's this for a conclusion: This thing rocks! This processor has turned in some of the most impressive scores that anyone has seen out of an x86 processor, and it has needed nothing more to keep its cool than the fan/heatsink it was born with. If our suspicions are correct and AMD can more or less roll out new clock speeds at will, it's going to be a long, long year for Intel. The scores we've seen here prove not only that the chips can hit the MHz numbers, but the design of the core has the legs to hit the performance numbers. Can you imagine what it's going to be like when AMD starts making these things with on-die L2 cache running at full core speed? Umm, yeah, like I said--a long, long year for Intel. I can't wait.