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12-01-2001, 01:15 AM
hi pplss..sorry this is kinda a stoopid question..but wanted 2 get myself in the forums anyway.. :clap:

wat's the difference between the Athlon MP and the other Athlons?:?:
and would u guys prefer the XPs to the T birds?
dunny y ..but i still prefer my T bird.. heheh

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12-01-2001, 03:01 AM
from what I've read the only difference between an MPand an XP is the the MP has been qualified for dual DPU use - that's not to say an XP won't work - it just hasn't been qualified
So really the MP is just a more expensive XP

Oh yeah - MP's ship unlocked - Xp's have the L1's cut

12-01-2001, 07:21 AM
And as for the second question, I think I can say most people would prefer an XP over a Thunderbird, if they had a choice :D.

12-01-2001, 11:15 AM
True. Not only do they come in faster clock speeds, but they are cooler and also support the SSE instructions that Intel first brought out. While that may not seem like much, it makes a large difference when you consider that a LOT of software manufacturers optimized their programs for the SSE instruction set. :)

12-02-2001, 07:13 AM
cool...never knew that...
thanks guys:thumb:

12-02-2001, 10:18 AM
The main thing is that MP's are guaranteed to work together where ya may find that one particular XP won't work with others. ;)

12-02-2001, 12:32 PM
The main thing is that MP's are guaranteed to work together where ya may find that one particular XP won't work with others. ;)

If you're lucky enough to have a dual board :)

12-02-2001, 01:57 PM
Yeah there's that too. ;)
EPoX, Gigabyte, Abit and MSI were all suppose to be releasin' boards based on the AMD 760MPX chipset last month but nothing other than what was seen at Comdex has surfaced. :?:

12-02-2001, 08:50 PM
I heard that AMD might start making the XP cpu's incapable of running in SMP, which would be a real shame considering how much cheaper they are than the MP's.

As for dual motherboards, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this one from Gigabyte myself. :)


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Integrated Intel Pro/100+ (Intel 82559) network controller;
4 USB ports;
AGP Pro50 slot;
Two 64bit/66MHz PCI slots;
Three 32bit/33MHz PCI slots;
ATX form-factor.

"We would like to mention that GA-7DPXDW can also work with the non-Registered DDR DIMM modules, if there are not more than two of them used. Moreover, there are no special requirements to the power supply unit, and any device compliant with the ATX 2.03 spec can be used. The mass shipments of Gigabyte GA-7DPXDW should start in December."

12-03-2001, 05:27 AM
Well I'm happy with my thunderbird right now!! It hits 1500mhz without brutal overclocking! And it's also cool!

12-03-2001, 01:22 PM
xp = mp just that on the motherboard it displays XP/MP

put an XP into a tyan mobo supporting MP and you'll see MP

mp costs more, its the same as XP though...

but then again..amd found out and is now looking into it...:rolleyes:

12-03-2001, 03:37 PM
I actually posted this last night in the Web News but it's a breif look at Abit's A7M266-D (http://www.theddrzone.com/review.asp?id=13&page=intro) based on the AMD 760MPX chipset. ;)

12-03-2001, 04:34 PM
The MP's come with extra stuff. eg they ca talk to each other withought having to go through the Northbridge like the XPs or Intels, and have other optimizations.

The XPs still go pretty well in a dual system even without the extras.

12-04-2001, 08:17 AM
dracko, they are exactly the same, its just how the motherboard recognizes it...