Although AMD has, once more, pushed the launch of the Athlon-64 back by several months they came out with a new Athlon XP processor recently, and as evident from the performance rating, 3000+, this new processor is meant to go head to head with Intel’s latest offering. The new Athlon XP 3000+ is based on AMD’s new 0.13-micron process which will also be used in manufacturing the upcoming Athlon-64. The Athlon XP 3000+ is based on a new core, codename Barton, which has a number of advantages over the previous, Thoroughbred, Athlon XP core. The biggest advantage, from looking at the specifications, obviously is the larger cache memory.
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