AMD Duron 750

by Anand Lal Shimpi on September 5, 2000 12:00 PM EST


Overclocking the Duron is governed by the same limitations as the Thunderbird; for more information on adjusting the clock multiplier of the Duron, read our 1.1GHz Thunderbird Review and our AMD Overclocking Investigation.

There have still been reports of Durons being shipped without the multiplier pins present on the CPU. We are still waiting to come across some of these CPUs, and when we do, we will keep you all updated on the situation.

Test Notes

  • Due to the recall of the processor, we have stopped including 1.13GHz Pentium III scores.
  • In order to remain focused on the Duron price range, we have only included CPUs clocked at 900MHz and lower in this comparison
  • For purposes of simplifying the graphs, the 133MHz FSB Pentium III scores are taken on an i815E platform. The performance of the Pentium III on the i815E is close enough to the performance of the same processor on a VIA 133A or BX133 platform that it warrants the removal of the other two platforms from the comparison.
  • The RC5 benchmark will return in our next major CPU review with updated performance scores using the latest RC5 core.

The Test

Windows 98SE / 2000 Test System



Intel Pentium III 800E
Intel Pentium III 700E
Intel Pentium III 600E

Intel Pentium III 800
Intel Pentium III 733
Intel Pentium III 667
Intel Pentium III 600EB

AMD Duron 750
AMD Duron 700
AMD Thunderbird 900
AMD Athlon 900
AMD Athlon 800
AMD Athlon 700
AMD Athlon 600
AMD Athlon 500

Motherboard(s) AOpen AX6BC Pro Gold ASUS CUSL2 FIC AZ-11 ASUS K7V

128MB PC133 Corsair SDRAM

Hard Drive

IBM Deskstar DPTA-372050 20.5GB 7200 RPM Ultra ATA 66


Phillips 48X

Video Card(s)

NVIDIA GeForce 2 GTS 32MB DDR (default clock - 200/166 DDR)


Linksys LNE100TX 100Mbit PCI Ethernet Adapter


Operating System

Windows 98 SE
Windows 2000 Professional

Video Drivers

NVIDIA Detonator 2 v5.22 @ 1024 x 768 x 16 @ 75Hz
VIA AGP GART Drivers v4.03 was used for all VIA based boards

Benchmarking Applications


GT Interactive Unreal Tournament 4.20 AnandTechCPU.dem
idSoftware Quake III Arena v1.16n demo001.dm3
Rage Software Expendable Timedemo


BAPCo SYSMark 2000
Ziff Davis Content Creation Winstone 2000
Ziff Davis High-End Winstone 99
SPECviewperf 6.1.1

The Chip Productivity Application Performance - Windows 98

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