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Old 11-29-2004, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Duron vs Athlon

I have an older DFI motherboard that I'm considering upgrading with a faster processor and more RAM. The MB specs say it supports up to 1.5Ghz Athlon/Duron CPU's (currently has a 900 MhZ I think).

The CPU's I find available are a 1.3 GHz Athlon or a 1.6 Ghz Duron. Is there any difference?

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Well the Athlon by itself isn't a chip, the athlon duron is as it has a different core from the thunderbird I think. So when you're looking to buy a chip, look at the core, not initially the name of the chip, it might not be listed correctly.

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1.6 Duron will be equal to 1.0 Athlon.

or in other words, consider Duron as Celeron and Athlon as Pentium series of processors. obviously making Athlon more powerful then Duron.

get Athlon Palomino core processor (started from 1500+) but actual clock will be equal to 1133 around. you'll get 266FSB, SSE Integers and 3D Professional extensions. and more power than AMD Duron.
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