AMD pushes Mobile Duron to 1.2GHz

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced new versions of its Mobile Duron processor.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced new versions of its Mobile Duron processor.

The release of the latest Mobile Duron processors, which run at 1.1GHz and 1.2GHz, comes a year after the company first launched the chip and hot on the heels of the 1GHz version of the chip that was announced in mid-December. With built-in power management, the chips are designed for use in notebook computers and other situations where low power consumption is important.

In addition to the Mobile Duron, AMD also offers a higher-performance Mobile Athlon processor. The two chips represent the main competition to Intel's Mobile Pentium III and Mobile Celeron processors.

AMD said the new chips would cost $130 (£92) and $160 (£113) for the 1.1GHz and 1.2GHz versions respectively, when bought in 1,000-unit quantities. At the same time as announcing the faster chips, the company has cut the price of its six-week-old 1GHz Mobile Duron to $100 (£71). When it was launched the chip cost $160.

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