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whats going to be faster, Duron 1800 or athlon xp-2000?

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Simple question, but I would like an explanation as to why one would be faster than the other.

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No question - the AthlonXP 2000+ will be faster.  The Duron is basically an Athlon core with less L2 cache - the Duron has 64K, and the AthlonXP has 256K.  Combined with a higher speed rating, the AthlonXP will be faster.

Duron origins
http://www.pcmech.com/show/processors/35/9

CPU comparison (note the Durons are slower than equally rated Athlons)
http://www20.tomshardware.com/cpu/20030217/cpu_charts-32.html#comparison_table
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