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    It's not going to be long now when a GHz Duron starts selling for $100 dollars and Intel is going to have to do something about the very high priced (relative to AMD) PIII line, which is about to be religated to the low end. If that's Intel's main production line (as it will be untill 2002) they are going to have to market really hard to get people to pay 250% more for a chip less than 10% faster.

    And Intel needs to report profits or the stock market will slide down again.

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    even if intel is cheaper at same clock speed, the duron still kill it in performance. so intel is totally screwed for now. I wish them the best of luck, R.I.P. Intel inside a coffin

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    Does anyone know if this is a new chip, or an older Duron with a higher multiplier? Thanx, Neil

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    Not sure, there are a lot of new T-birds (AXIAs, etc.), but I suspect the Duron 900 will just be a higher clocked 850.



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    hmm, it's not a new core:

    The new AMD Duron 900 is simply a 50 MHz ramp up to the existing design, with no real changes or enhancements. Features include the innovative 128KB L1/64KB L2 cache design, a .18 micron core and the 200 MHz DDR system bus. By maintaining the status quo on the design, and simply increasing core speed, the new Duron 900 can be easily assimilated into existing platform designs, or used as a possible upgrade path for first-generation Duron PCs.
    It mentions a new core soon, hopefully, we'll start getting copper durons.

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    Does this mean it's not as O/C able as the old models?

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    Well, it should probably reach new speeds, but in terms of % gain in comparison to Duron 600s/700s, it won't seem as much in terms of overclockability.

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