View Full Version : AMD to get rid of duron
04-18-2002, 03:05 PM
Is nothing sacred?? I am sorry but if you are a company, you need a value line out there for all the people, not just a high end processor. all we will have left is the celeron and the Via C3 (ugg) and I really don't like the though of owning either. I am very saddened to read this (http://www.siliconstrategies.com/story/OEG20020417S0077)
Advanced Micro Devices will start phasing out its value Duron processor line by the end of the year in favor of Athlon for all price ranges, Chairman W. Jerry Sanders late Wednesday told a financial analysts conference call. The register (http://theregister.co.uk/content/3/24915.html) also had a small article on this topic.
04-18-2002, 03:22 PM
I dunno, what with the XP range being available now and the T-Bred range coming up, if AMD are still going to produce the original Athlon Thunderbird it'll still probably sell for the same price that you'd pay for a Duron now.
Only thing is, all them OEM system builder suppliers will have to use a slightly more expensive cooler as the T-Bird runs quite a bit hotter than the Duron.
It could almost be construed as good news if the T-Birds ship for the same price as the Duron, as peeps will get a better OEM AMD-based system.
04-18-2002, 04:13 PM
Good on em I say,time to move on!!
04-18-2002, 05:11 PM
When you consider the over head cost AMD has to pay for producing Duron you'll know how much they can save by taking it out. Besides, the percentage of people w/ Tbird/XP/MP are far greater then Duron. Duron's sales didn't meet the forecast, thus AMD made the jump to cut the cord. Further, you have the Tbred coming up, placing it at the High-End lvl, XP being the mid-range, and Tbird becoming the budget, making Duron obsolete. Hope that answers your question. The key word we're looking for here is OverHead.
04-18-2002, 05:27 PM
Exactly what Stoner said :)
Besides, the Duron never had the same cache size as any Athlon, so this will allow the Tbird to replace the Duron maybe and the end user gets a bump in performance and alows AMD to perform better at the low end vs. the Celeron!
But I do have memories of my Duron 600MHz doing 1.05GHz...that was my first every foray into OC and the rest is history. You know I have only had two chips since then. Oppainter's 1.0G Athlon doing 1.25G and this 1.0G Tbird AXIA doing 1.55G. Wow I didn't realize how few CPU's I have had...must be the cheap ass in me :D
04-18-2002, 05:36 PM
hold on there you fruity nutcase. you sold me a 1.2G TBird. that one is now cranking away in a recording studio.
At least I think so. I know I bought one. just cant remember exactly what it was. head is fuzzy..... must get..... sleeep......
Damn I must be getting old. its only 7 in the evening. :)
04-18-2002, 06:23 PM
Oh yeah hehe...that's Opp's 1.1G Athlon (not 1.0) doing 1.25G. No refunds :D
04-18-2002, 09:02 PM
Intel need to keep the Celeron because at least something is affordable with Intel.But AMD compared to Intel are a Budget CPU,so they really dont need to make their own budget CPU's!
04-18-2002, 10:56 PM
all it is doing is renaming their budget line. The TBirds are now the budget and the TBreds and MP and XP are the high end ones
Seems like simple marketing to me. We shall see with the pricings though.
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