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AMD Athlon XP 3000+ on the Barton core officially announced

Today AMD officially announced Athlon XP 3000+ processors on the Barton core.

New CPUs feature redesigned Thoroughbred core with doubled L2 cache (512Kb). They are made using 0.13-micron technology at Fab30 in Dresden.

Athlon XP 3000+ «Barton» (left one) and Athlon XP 2700+ «Thoroughbred» (right one)

Introducing Athlon XP 3000+ (Barton) specifications:

  • L1 cache: 128Kb
  • L2 cache: 512Kb
  • Clock / FSB / multiplier: 2.167GHz / 333MHz / 13x
  • Crystal size: 101mm²
  • Transistor count: about 54.3 million
  • Core voltage: 1.65V
  • Max. crystal temperature: 85°C
  • Typ. energy consumption: 58.4W
  • Max. energy consumption: 74.3W
  • Icc (typical; low power): 7.2A
  • Icc (typical, normal power): 35.4A
  • Icc (maximum): 45.0A

The detailed processor review is being prepared now. The MSRP of Athlon XP 3000+ (Barton) in over 1,000-unit quantities is $588. NEC-CI has already announced systems on the new AMD Athlon XP 3000+ for the European market, and similar releases are expected to arrive from a number of companies as well.

Besides, today we expected another Barton-based CPU — Athlon XP 2800+ — to be released with the wholesale price of $375 (according to provisional information). However, it’s not mentioned in the official press release as well as on the company website. Future Athlon XP 3200+ is expected closer to mid-year.

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