Duron to be Renamed Athlon FX



The Register:

Farewell, Duron. Hello, Athlon FX.

That’s the name AMD will adopt for its future low-end processors, if unnamed sources cited by DigiTimes are anything to go by.

The Athlon FX will be based on the Thorton core, essentially a version of the top-end Athlon XP’s Barton core with half the cache: 256KB instead of 512KB.

Somebody in marketing finally realized how stupid Duron sounded.  Tech geeks have known that since day 1.  Move along.