AMD Duron 850MHz on Monday

— 1:28 PM on January 6, 2001

Word from the grapevine has the Duron 850MHz slated for a Monday announcement. This processor still features the Spitfire core. Morgan will begin at 900MHz. The prospective release follows the Intel Celeron 800MHz which officially debuted earlier in the week. The early skinny is that the Duron 850MHz represents about a 5% to 7% performance increase over the Duron 800MHz at stock speed. Overclocking is another matter. With integrated (value) chipsets from VIA and SiS available, OEM demand for the Duron should really take off this quarter. A quick search on Price Watch shows several entries.

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