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    hi pplss..sorry this is kinda a stoopid question..but wanted 2 get myself in the forums anyway..

    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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    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

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    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.

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    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. :)
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    cool...never knew that...
    thanks guys:thumb:

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    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. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    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. ;)
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    If you're lucky enough to have a dual board :)

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    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. :?:
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    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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    Well I'm happy with my thunderbird right now!! It hits 1500mhz without brutal overclocking! And it's also cool!
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