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The Celeron Killer: AMD's New Duron Processor

Benchmark Results - Office Application Performance

As usual we start with BAPCo's Sysmark2000. Duron makes a good figure here. It's just a tad slower than its father, the Athlon Classic, at the same clock speed. Intel's Celeron is left far behind Duron, which gets rather close to the results of Pentium III. You can also see the performance gap between Thunderbird and Athlon Classic.

Benchmark Results - 3D Game Performance

In Quake 3 Arena Duron is just as fast as Athlon Classic at the same clock speed. You should start to get used to seeing Celeron far behind Duron, which is much closer to the Pentium III.