"AMD is moving over to the Socket platform much faster then Intel is. This is largely due to the lack of a slot converter card, for Socket AMD processors. Also the AMD Duron is only offered in Socket flavor. Despite the relative swift transition to the Socket A, there are still a fair amount of Slot A Athlon "Classics" and Athlon Thunderbirds out in the market. "
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