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    The Thorton is basically a Barton, but with 1/2 the L2 cache - 256 instead of 512KB, I have no other details on this processor.

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    Form factor Socket A
    Type Desktop
    Core Thorton
    Die size 101 mm2
    Bus speed 333 MHz
    L2 cache 256 KB
    L1 cache 128 KB
    Process 130 nm
    Transistors 53.9 M

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    The first Athlon XP processors to ship with the "Thorton core" will be rated at 2000+, 2200+ and 2400+.

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    Since this seems to be a lower-end core is AMD going to use it as a replacement for Duron procs?

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    Maybe their version of a Celeron.
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    Am I missing something here?

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    i'm just confused as to why theyre releasing this since isn't a barton core with 256kb cache essentially the same as a thoroughbred B?

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    theyneverknew: My guess is that once the Athlon 64 is launched in September, the Athlon XP will become AMD's budget processor, and the Celeron will be discontinued.

    Update: Sorry that should be Duron not Celeron.

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    Opps, wasn't payin attention. I guess that would qualify as spam. Sorry
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    AMD has finally added the Thorton to its website refering to it as Model 10, quoting a 266MHz bus and not 333 as first reported.

    Update: AMD's plans for the Thorton chip, an upcoming member of the Athlon XP family, suggest it will be the same size as the Barton chip, but half of the cache on the processor will be disabled. (It will also be paired with a slower bus, which connects the processor to the memory.) That way it can be made on the same wafer as Barton, meaning AMD could streamline its manufacturing processes.

    Thorton also potentially boosts yield--or the number of good chips produced from a wafer--because Barton chips that come out of the factory with imperfections in one segment of the 512KB cache could be sold legitimately as Thortons.

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