CPU Prices

RAM Prices

Compare Prices

Sharky Extreme : CPU Reviews & Articles March 15, 2008

 Advertising Info

About the Double-Underlined Links

 - Most Active Threads
 - Technical Support
 - CPUs & Overclocking

Latest News

- OCZ Introduces the High Efficiency Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler
- Microsoft Delivers the Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 and Digital Media Keyboard 3000
- Buffalo Ramps Up Portable Storage with the 500GB MiniStation TurboUSB
- Samsung Spins Off a Pair of New 2.5" Hard Drives
- Corsair Unveils the First 1000W Power Supply with 3-Way SLI
News Archives


- SharkyExtreme.com: Interview with Microsoft's Dan Odell
- SharkyExtreme.com: Interview with ATI's Terry Makedon
- SharkyExtreme.com: Interview with Seagate's Joni Clark
- Half-Life 2 Review
- DOOM 3 Review

Buyer's Guides

- March Extreme Gaming PC Buyer's Guide
- January High-end Gaming PC Buyer's Guide
- November Value Gaming PC Buyer's Guide


  • CPUs

    - Back in Black: Phenom 9600 Black Edition Review
    - Intel Skulltrail Performance Preview
    - AMD Phenom 9900 Performance Preview

  • Motherboards

    - AMD 780G Chipset Review

  • Video Cards

    - PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB Review
    - Sapphire HD 3850 Ultimate 512MB Review

    Be a Commerce Partner
    Online Education
    Computer Hardware
    Best Price
    Imprinted Gifts
    Baby Photo Contest
    Prepaid Phone Card
    Domain registration
    Hurricane Shutters
    Franchise Directory
    Web Hosting
    PDA Phones & Cases
    Home Improvement

    Internet News
    Small Business
    Personal Technology

    Search internet.com
    Corporate Info
    Tech Jobs
    E-mail Offers


    AMD Duron 1.2GHz Review
    By Vince Freeman :  December 13, 2001


    The Athlon XP may be the fastest desktop CPU available and anticipation may be high for the Pentium 4 Northwood, but sometimes it's easy to forget that the value CPU market has undergone significant changes as well. AMD was the first to offer a full 1 GHz of power in a value-oriented CPU, which was followed by Intel and their Celeron 1 GHz. Since then, both companies have traded blows, with Intel recently taking the core speed advantage with their Tualatin-based Celeron 1.2 GHz.

    It is obvious that AMD needed to bring their own 1.2 GHz value CPU to the table and that's exactly what they did with the Duron 1.2 GHz. Long forgotten are the usual "50 MHz increments" of the previous Duron line and AMD is now pushing fast with a full 100 MHz increase with each new Duron release. This follows Intel's lead and serves notice to system buyers and OEM dealers to boot. Although AMD was likely taken to the 1.2 GHz altar by the quick Celeron release, this still spells good news for value system buys and potential system upgrades as well.

    It is still quite amazing that we are referring to 1.2 GHz processors as value-oriented or entry-level, since both the Celeron and Duron 1.2 GHz are powerful CPUs in their own rights. Even with the Pentium 4 and Athlon XP moving higher on the speed chart, this rapid increase to Celeron and Duron core speeds has served to blur the lines a bit between what defines performance and entry-level hardware. We'll take a close look at exactly how fast the new Duron 1.2 GHz really is, as well examining exactly how it may differ from previous releases.

  • Page 1 Introduction
    Page 2 Physical Architecture
    Page 3 A New Core Revision
    Page 4 Performance
    Page 5 SiSoft Sandra 2001
    Page 6 SysMark 2001 and Winstone 2001 Benchmarks
    Page 7 Gaming Benchmarks
    Page 8 Benchmark Analysis and Overclocking
    Page 9 Value and Conclusion

    Copyright(c) 2008 Jupitermedia Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Legal Notices | Licensing , Reprints , & Permissions | Privacy Policy




    Jupitermedia Corporation has two divisions: Jupiterimages and JupiterOnlineMedia

    Jupitermedia Corporate Info

    Legal Notices, Licensing, Reprints, & Permissions, Privacy Policy.

    Advertise | Newsletters | Tech Jobs | Shopping | E-mail Offers

    Whitepapers and eBooks
    HP eBook: Storage Networking , Part 1
    F5 Whitepaper: Deploying SharePoint 2007? BIG-IP LTM with WebAccelerator Can Speed it up by 8x
    ServerWatch.com Article: Tip of the Trade--IP Address Management
    ITChannelPlanet.com Article: Enterprise Fixed-Mobile Convergence Can Be Lucrative for Channel
    StoreVault Whitepaper: Introduction to Networked Storage
    Oracle eBook: Implementing Business Intelligence in Your Organization
    Hoovers Sales Tip: Building Credibility with New Clients
    SAP Whitepaper: A Corporate Guide to Better Decisions Through IT
    Microsoft Article: Flexibility, Agility the Keys to Dynamic IT
    Microsoft Article: Improving Infrastructure Management for Mid-Size Companies
    IBM Whitepaper: Transforming Legacy Apps into SOA
    Internet.com eBook: All About Botnets
    Intel Article: 8 Simple Rules for Designing Threaded Applications
    Symantec Whitepaper: E-Mail Discovery--Worst-Case Scenarios Versus Best Practices
    Ipswitch Whitepaper: Secure File Transfer In the Era of Regulatory Compliance
    Symantec Whitepaper: A Unified, Proactive Approach to Endpoint Security
    Intel Whitepaper: Best Practices for Developing and Optimizing Threaded Applications
    Symantec Whitepaper: Emerging Trends in Fighting Spam
    Symantec Whitepaper: Best Practices for IM Archiving & Compliance
    Intel Article: The Challenges of Developing Multithreaded Processing Pipelines
    Avaya Whitepaper: SIP--Creating Next-Generation Telecom Applications
    Symantec Article: Guarding the Corporate Gateway
    Microsoft Web Seminar: Windows Mobile 6.0 Training for ISV Developers
    IBM Webcast: Asset Reuse Strategies for Success--Innovate Don't Duplicate!
    HP Video: Page Cost Calculator
    HP Webcast: Storage Is Changing Fast Be Ready or Be Left Behind
    Epicor Webcast: Requirements to Consider When Looking at ITSM Tools
    Intel Video: Three Must-Knows for Parallelism
    Microsoft Partner Program Video: The Secrets to Partner Success
    Rational Asset Manager: Succeed with Asset-based Development
    Microsoft Silverlight Video: Creating Fading Controls with Expression Design and Expression Blend 2
    Downloads and eKits
    Red Gate Download: SQL Backup Pro and free DBA Best Practices eBook
    Red Gate Download: SQL Compare Pro 6--the fastest, easiest way to compare and synchronize two databases.
    IBM eKit: IBM Rational Systems Development Solution
    IBM eKit: Rational Asset Manager
    IBM Developer Kit: Web 2.0
    IBM Download: Data Studio v1.1
    NXPowerLite: Desktop Edition Software Trial
    Iron Speed Designer Application Generator
    Symantec IM Detection Utility
    Tutorials and Demos
    HP Demo: StorageWorks EVA4400
    IBM Demo: Adding Security to your Web Services Digital Signatures
    IBM Demo: Deployment Tracking with Rational ClearQuest and ClearCase
    IBM Overview Video: Next Generation Data Warehousing
    IBM Tutorial: Intro to XML User Interface Language (XUL) Development
    Microsoft How-to Article: Get Going with Silverlight and Windows Live