Athlon XP Boxed with new packaging
As has now been officially confirmed by AMD, the 'boxed version' of their Athlon XP will soon shine in new packaging. Unlike in the past, the focus is now on transparent plastic packaging and no longer on a simple cardboard box.
In addition, the PIB kits ('Processor in a box') come with assembly instructions next to the CPU Warranty information and an AMD certified CPU cooler included. This will not be an absolute high-end cooler, but at least one is freed from the always current problem of choosing the right cooler for AMD. For the time being, only the Athlon XP 1700+, 1800+ and 1900+ are available in the new packaging. Since the old PIB variant is still on the market in large numbers, it will take some time before the change is also visible on the market.