"We've been focusing our attention on the AthlonXP lately but we often forget that most people want something a little less pricy for their home computer; most applications don't even tax a 1 GHz CPU let alone one that runs at 1.5 GHz. One solution to this vexing problem is AMD's budget chip, the Duron 1 GHz.
With a price of roughly $90 CDN in the retail package, the Duron 1 GHz CPU is very affordable. Based on the Morgan core (really just Palomino with 64KB L2 cache) the 1 GHz Duron has the same features as its more expensive AthlonXP/AthlonMP brothers. Those features include hardware prefetch, Power Now! technology and even SSE."
FULL STORY @ PCSTATS (http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1069)