XP processers

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    what is the difference between an athlon xp and a MP?? what is the MP???
     
  2. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    MP stands for multiprocessor.
     
  3. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    You would use an XP in a single CPU system, and an MP in a dual or more CPU system.
     
  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

  5. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    and here all along i thought it stood for Mobile Processor ...DUH!!
     
  6. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i thought that too and i also thought it was a multy porcesser but then i just confused my self thinking about it
     
  7. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    The MP also has more L2 Cache

    Nothing stopping u using a MP as a single chip.

    And its only a jumper thats stopping u using a XP as a MP =P
     
  8. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    these are the stats for an athlon MP... using the 2400+ as example...

    QuantiSpeed™ Architecture
    Smart MP Technology
    Advanced 266MHz Front-Side Bus with ECC (Error Correcting Code) Support
    384K Total High-Performance, Full-Speed Cache
    3DNow!™ Professional Technology (72 instructions, full SSE compatibility)
    Support for Double Data Rate (DDR) Memory
    Stable Socket A Infrastructure

    this is the info for an athlon XP 2400+

    The Ultimate Digital Media Experience in an x86 Platform
    Tailored for Microsoft® Windows® XP
    Featuring QuantiSpeed™ Architecture for Rapid Execution of Applications
    384K Total High-Performance, Full-Speed Cache
    Advanced 266MHz Front-Side Bus
    3DNow!™ Professional Technology (72 instructions, full SSE compatibility)
    Support for Double Data Rate (DDR) Memory
    Established Socket A Infrastructure

    basically with the MP you have certain changes in the architecture that allow the cpu to be run concurrently with another processor without problems... you can't do that with an XP... concerning there being just one jumper setting difference... possible though I had never heard of this... as you can also see there is NO difference in cache... l1 and l2 cache is the same and there is no L3 like in the k6-3 gen of cpu's...