Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mick42, Dec 13, 2002.
Is there much performance difference between a 1Ghz Duron and a 1.2Ghz Athlon?
yup there sure is
but only if you fall into the whole best in benchmarks ...
or if you plan on doing something like ...
dvd ripping and encoding, or heavy applications that are cpu dependant ..
personally the price of the Athlon XP T'bred 1700 came down LOTS .. it's 113CDN ... if you can go for an athlon xp ... you'd be good for a while without HAVING to upgrade ... Its fast and runnin' at 26C idle ... with stock cooling ...
also the duron is a little harder to cool .. because it has a smaller core ... less transfer area.. the t'bred is the same thing but it runs at a lower voltage so it more than makes up for it
Thanks for the reply,my mobo is an Abit KT7A Raid,and in the manual it states that can only take an Athlon up to 1.2Ghz,mind you it also says Duron up to 850Mhz,I am slightly confused.
ok I read up on your board ...
it says duron 850 ..
but look at the screen ... I wouldn't worry about that much anyways
I'd reccomend to go with the athlon 1.2 if you got the $$ to move away from duron ...
I see the duron as a AMD's Celeron cpu's ...
Here's the Athlon Tbird 1.2 @ 1333
Tbird 1.2 @ 1.4
so I'd say go for the Athlon
Quezacotl,thanks for the info,Athlon it is going to be.
no problem! anytime
thanks and merry christmas to you too