Is the AMD Athlon XP 2100+ coming next week?
Since the number of rumors about the release date of the AMD Athlon XP 2100+ has increased significantly, it can be seen as almost certain that this CPU will be officially adjusted by AMD next week and will come onto the market.
The XP 2100+ is operated with a clock rate of 1733 MHz and is based on the 0.18µ Palomino core. Allegedly the next model, the Athlon XP 2200+, will be equipped with the new 0.13µ Thoroughbred core. However, in the second quarter there will also be XP models of the 2000+ and 2100+ with the new Thoroughbred core, which will gradually replace the old Palomino XPs. The Thoroughbred core is a pure die shrink from 0.18µ to 0.13µ, so the Palomino core would only have existed from 1400 MHz to 1733 MHz. AMD will probably present the new Thoroughbred XP at CeBIT in Hanover.
Internal sources, however, report that the Athlon XP 2100+ will only appear at CeBIT.
Conclusion: It remains exciting.