These prices are the way AMD need to go to stay a float, can you think how goo AMD cpu`s would be if they had the development budget Intel have, i think we need to bite the bullet and help them by buying these CPU's.
the AMD XP 2600+ 333FSB version, its actual running speed is only 2067 mhz. I think 2700+ is only have a gain of additional 67 mhz, that would be 2133mhz.
You can't say the 2600+ running at 2067 mhz as 2ghz because it would be the same as 2400+ which marketting people wont like that making 2600+ 333FSB sound cheap (not in terms of dollar). I suspect AMD 2600+ 333FSB are overclocked AMD 2400+ 266FSB and AMD 2700+ 333FSB are overclocked AMD 2600+ 266FSB
However, I have no prove, not evidence to back it up and it is just only my own opinion and I hope AMD will not sue me for making this kind of assumption. AMD... they makes good CPU... they are good guys and I hope my assumption will not p.i.s.s off anyone or start anykind of debate ..... enough *** licking.
If my memory serve me correct, Intel did similiar kind of things and probably stilling doing now, sell Pentium II 400 as Pentium II 350. However, Intel is downclocking.
ya i think this whole 333fsb cpu thing is real stupid why doesnt amd increase the fsb AND the mhz rather than upping one and downing the other. it is not hard to get any amd cpu to run at 166mhz and since no current board has a 1/6 divisor, except for the iwill one, you wont be able to oc that high!
by increasing the fsb all you are doing is helping the memory score