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Athalon vs Duron?

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February 17, 2001 6:12:09 PM

Sorry, I'm fairly new in the world of computer hardware, so I'll be asking some pretty ignorant questions for the next few weeks. :) 
Anyways, what's the difference between an Athalon processor and a Duron?

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February 17, 2001 7:02:38 PM

athlon socketa (t-bird) l2 cache 256k full cpu clock
duron socket a l2 cahce 64k full cpu clock
athlon slot a l2 chache of 512 @ 2/5,1/3 or 1/2 cpu clock

all have 128k l1 cache

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a b à CPUs
February 18, 2001 2:38:03 AM

you forgot that some oem slot a athlons are built with tbird cores so they have the same cache specs as the socket a version. the down side is that they only work in slot a boards that have the amd northbridge chip.

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February 18, 2001 4:32:34 AM

no that would be a slot a t-bird

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February 18, 2001 5:40:54 AM

duron is younger brother of athlon, just like celeron is to pentium-iii

functionally they are similar, but duron has somewhat smaller second level cache, 64k against 256k/512k of athlon.
just like celeron has 128k against p3's 256/512k. but celeron also is inferior to p3 on speed front - it has only 66 MHz bus while P3 has 100 MHz.