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Beware ramped up Duron ratings

Little chip not long for this world, at all
Mon Mar 31 2003, 13:48
WE'VE NOTICED THAT some sites are selling Duron processors and sticking a so-called PR rating on them - we've seen a Duron 1100MHz chip described as a Duron 1400+ for example.

But AMD has warned us that such selling tricks are totally beyond the pale, and to beware vendors who put these PR ratings on the Durons.

Because, as we've reported here many times before, Durons are not long for this world and while some are still being sold, the low cost chips which once vied with crippled Pentium IIIs and Pentium IVs in the marketplace, they're definitely being phased out.

AMD told us that the Duron has never been a candidate for the PR rating and that therefore the buyer ought to beware when someone sticks the + tag on the back of a number that hasn't any official sanction. µ


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