1/21/2002: AMD presents the Duron to 1,3 GHz
It is a question of one more step in the evolution of this marvelous processor, with an enviable relation quality / price. The speed increase is of "only" 100 MHz with regard to the previous version, but they are sufficient to place to the economic AMD mike to the same height (speaking in MHz) that his competitor Intel Celeron, which also works at a 1300 MHz maximum speed .
Although it is still made by 0,18 microns technology, while Intel has already begun the jump to 0:13 microns, his yield keeps on being very superior to that of his rival in almost any field where we apply it (and his lowest price), and even approaches sometimes the Pentium 4 to 1,7 GHz, the whole merit for a processor "of low scale".
Of course, there is based on the recent nucleus Morgan, who gives him slightly more of yield that the first Duron, as well as support of the instructions SSE (created originally by Intel), in addition to 3DNow! Professional of AMD.
According to AMD, the price will be of approximately 118 $, approximately 130 €, price that, as of custom, some providers reduce even more.
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News written for: Miquel Tarazona