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The end of Duron

The end of Duron

The production of the AMD Duron processor will be discontinued at the end of 2002, so the head of AMD, W. J. Sanders announced yesterday. The FAB 25 in Austin, Texas will be converted and from the beginning of 2003 will only produce flash memories.

One reason for AMD is the very small advertising budget in contrast to Intel, which makes it difficult to do more than just that To apply Athlon. However, there is already virtually no advertising from AMD for the Duron. From 2003, the 32-bit Athlon will take over the role of the Duron, while the 64-bit hammer CPUs will succeed the Athlon in the business and professional sectors. The last change that the Duron experiences is the change to the 0.13 µ Appaloosa core, which in principle corresponds to the Thoroughbred core. AMD can also reduce costs with this, because two different processors can be manufactured from one wafer.

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