Duron hits 900MHz. Officially.
AMD's turning the crank once more with their Celeron killer (and, IMHO, Pentium III killer), the Duron. They've now released the 900MHz verison. From the AMD press release:
SUNNYVALE, CA-APRIL 2, 2001-AMD today announced the availability of the
900MHz AMD Duron(tm) processor, its highest performance AMD Duron processor
to date. Designed to meet the needs-today and tomorrow-of value-conscious
home and office desktop computer users, the 900MHz AMD Duron processor
enhances AMD's processor lineup, which delivers a full spectrum of
Of course, Durons have been hitting 900MHz and above, without AMD's sanction, for a while now. See our Duron vs. T-bird comparison
for tests of a Duron at speeds up to 950MHz, alongside Athlon T-bird scores for comparison.
If you feel the need for reviews of the AMD-sanctioned Duron 900, you can give these a shot:
I'm sure there are more reviews to come. Durons will be priced at $90, $111, and $129 for the 800MHz, 850MHz, and 900MHz models, respectively.