What's the difference? ---> 1Ghz Duron vs 1Ghz 200fsb Athlon

RU482

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OK, how much of a difference is there between a 200Mhz FSB Duron 1Ghz and a 200Mhz FSB Athlon?

Specifically temperature, power consumption, processing power

Thanks
 

DivideBYZero

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The duron has a reduced cache of 196k (I think it is 196k, go and check), as opposed to the Athlons 384k cache. This makes a Big impact to processing power.

Heat production I know nothing about on the Duron cores, but should only be a couple of degrees lower, as the core is Identical except the cache size difference.
 

Richardito

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The temps are going to be similar, but the Morgan Duron should be a bit lower than the older Athlon core. Performance-wise I doubt you will notice the difference, I would just stick with the good 'ol, cheap Duron.
 

Zap

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The Duron should run a hair cooler. Though it has less cache, it has prefetch. Very similar performance, I'd say. If you already have one, don't bother getting the other. If you were trying to decide which to get (and are sure your board can run the Morgan core Duron), then get the Duron for much cheaper than the Athlon.
 

RanDum72

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The 1ghz Duron is basically an Athlon XP with smaller cache, 200fsb and ceramic packaging. In my experience, a 1ghz Duron is as cool as a 900mhz T-Bird.