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Thread: PIII 500 vs Duron 600?

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    Post PIII 500 vs Duron 600?

    Hi Guys, I am in the process of upgrading my motherboard to a Gigabyte GA-7DX. I'm currently running a PIII 500 and plan to put a Duron 600 in my new mobo for now. Can anyone tell me how these two processors would compare and what is a good and simple benchmark prog to do a before and after test. Many thanks in advance.

    Max

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    Welcome Max....

    The 7DX is an excellent Mboard. Very stable w/Windoz. Stability is its forte.

    Comparing these two chips is like comparing apples and oranges. In a foot race the Duron will win. But in graphics, etc. it will lose because the early Durons lacked an L2 memory cache.

    As a before and after type situation SiSandra would probably be as good as any.

    Save that allowance and snag an XP proccessor for your 7DX.

    Luck.


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    Even an Athlon Thunderbird they aren't much more expensive and have the L1 and L2 cache

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    Thanks guy's,
    Max.

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