AMD announced that a low-cost version of its Athlon chip, code-named Spitfire, will go by the name Duron when it hits the market next month.
The chip, a competitor to Intel’s Celeron processor, is designed for sub-$1,000 PCs and will effectively replace AMD’s K6-2 line.
Duron derives from a Latin word, “durare,” which means “to last.”
The chip will come in a socket package rather than the relatively large slot package that houses current Athlons, and contain 128 kB of integrated secondary cache, according to sources.
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