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Advanced Micro Devices company has added a new processor to the list of its CPUs that utilise Thoroughbred B0 core. From now, all AMD Athlon XP chips with 256KB of L2 cache, including the lower-end 1600+ models that are even absent in the official price-list, use the latest revision of the 0.13 micron core.

The new Athlon XP “Thoroughbred B0” has 1.60V core-voltage and dissipates up to 48.5W of heat. Maximum die temperature of the chip is 90 degrees Celsius.

As we told you in our news-stories covering AMD Athlon XP “Thoroughbred B0” overclocking, lower-end CPUs are sometimes a lot better for overclocking compared to expensive models (see our coverage below). Will this “rule” apply to the new Athlon XP 1600+ with Thoroughbred B0 core? We know that most of the chips that showed excellent overclockability had 1.50V Vcore since they were presumably remarked from higher-end models into inexpensive processors. Probably, chips that have 1.60V voltage at 1400MHz will hardly be able to achieve very good overclocking results, however, we will still try to find one and test it afterwards.


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