Bye Duron! Hey Athlon FX!

Posted on Thursday, July 10 2003 @ 6:57 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The successor to the Duron processor from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) may be named the Athlon FX, according to sources. The Athlon FX will adopt the Thorton core, a toned-down version of Athlon XP’s current Barton core, with 256K of L2 cache instead of 512K.

Four processor speeds between 2000+ to 2600+ (1.65-2.06GHz) will be available upon release, almost certain to be 2000+, 2200+, 2400+ and 2600+, according to sources. Volume production is already underway.

Source : DigiTimes

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Re: Bye Duron! Hey Athlon FX!
by Anonymous on Saturday, August 09 2003 @ 13:36 CEST
To me it sounds that Athlon FX is a very great and a solid replacement for AMD Duron. This will encourage many PC entusiatists in the varoius parts of the world to have PCs without being exploited by the so called intel celerons which in my own opinion is good for nothing. This is away forward not only in the change of name alone, but in the performance. What I have gathered so far from AMD is that any of their release will be a factor based on displacing any of the compitition that will emerge from whatever company in the world with Intel processors as their target. This will be a good budget processor and an excellent competitor for on several benchmarks. The sell will be very fantastic above all as I can project.

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