Planet Hardware heeft de kersverse AMD Duron op 750MHz eens vergelijken met de Pentium III 700E die zo ongeveer hetzelfde kosten in de US (in NL niet helemaal, Duron is dik 100 piek goedkoper). Voor gamers blijkt de AMD proc het meest interessant en ook de meeste WinBench resulaten waren in het voordeel van de Duron:
The lion put up a great fight, but the new world belongs to the Duron, which won 4 out of 7 benchmarks outright. While 4 out of 7 isn't a knockout, it should be remembered that the benchmarks in which the Duron won utilized higher resolutions and color depth, i.e. the type that gamers play most of.
It's well documented now that the Pentium III will not be killed off by the upcoming Pentium4, but instead will be resurrected with a new architecture that uses a 200MHz system bus, 512KB of L2 cache, and a .13mu manufacturing process. Whether these advancements will be enough to stave off the threat of improved future Athlon and Duron cores is unknown. What is known though is that AMD continues to roll faster and faster chips off the assembly line, and the days of AMD being a laughing stock are long in the past.
The P3-700 is a good processor. When paired with a good i815e mainboard and PC133 SDRAM it's a strong performer. The Duron 750 is slightly faster though, and equaled the P3 in terms of stability throughout all of the testing period. It's a great chip, and would make a great upgrade for any user still relegated to sub-400MHz processor speeds.
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