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AMD Barton 2500+: We take a look at the budget minded AMD Barton 2500+, and give you a lowdown on the kind of performance and overclocking you can expect.

Date: June 2, 2003
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With the release of the Barton a couple months ago, a lot of people were anticipating great things with the L2 cache getting a bump up to 512KB. If you've been paying attention, you'll know that the performance was not all that dramatic over their previous Thoroughbred cores. Fact is, both are the same CPU except for the added cache. Both are 166FSB parts (the latter TBreds that is), based on a 0.13 micron copper fab process. Many had hoped for the jump to 200FSB, but that is o