AMD Athlon 800

by Anand Lal Shimpi on December 20, 1999 4:47 AM EST

Under 3D Studio MAX AMD regains the performance lead we have been used to seeing from the Athlon. The raw FPU dependent nature of 3DSMAX gives the Athlon the edge here. AMD won't hold this lead for long if Intel keeps on beating them in L2 cache frequencies however.

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  • xrror - Friday, December 12, 2014 - link

    The thing to remember during this era is that coppermine P3's (or at least, any P3 with integrated cache) were pretty much stupid expensive, and unobtanium to get. While with the Athlon 800 you could actually buy one and not be on a wait list for 2 months.

    Also ugh, RAMBUS and 820 were just way too much money. BX @ 133 with a video card that could handle it - which Geforce 2 era cards started to be built for that was where it was at if you were Intel. Or you just waited like everyone else for the Athlon Thunderbird to come out... =)
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