insane schrijft: "GamePC heeft een reviewtje van de Athlon 800 in elkaar gedraaid, waarin deze proc wordt vergeleken met een Pentium III 733 op i820 bord met SDRAM en Rambus. De athlon wint, maar wel met veel moeite":
The Athlon 800 is a really, really fast processor, but not as fast as we have come to expect from previous Athlons. The Floating Point Unit on the Athlon is incredibly fast, as shown by the Quake2 Software scores, where the tests were running off pure FPU processing power. If both processors had zero cache, the Athlon would come out faster, but since the Coppermine's have on-die full-speed cache, they get a very nice performance boost in gaming benchmarks
Until AMD catches up with Intel and integrates the L2 cache on-die, we can't truly recommend the chip above Intel for top-tier gaming machines. As of right now, the Athlon 650 chip seems to be the price/performance king of the AMD processor line, boasting half-speed cache, and an amazingly low pricetag, and even yet, with the use of a second generation Slot-A motherboard with FSB tweaking, the 650 can run slightly above 700 MHz without problem. We're dying to see AMD kick it up a level with their new Thunderbird and Spitfire processors, and take back the 3D gaming crowd they've worked so hard to win over.