Athalon vs Duron?

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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  1. 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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  2. 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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    the fool, or the fool that takes his advice?
  3. no that would be a slot a t-bird

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  4. hi
    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.

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