CPU: AMD 1.2GHz Duron :: Performance

12-13-2001 · Category: Hardware - Processors

By Doc Overclock

Test system

  • Processor: AMD Duron 1.2GHz Overclocked to an XP1600+
  • Cooling: Global Win CAK 38
  • Memory: 256MB Of Corsair PC2400 DDR
  • Motherboard: MSI K7T266 Pro (VIA KT-266A Chipset)
  • Video Card: MSI Ge-Force 3 Ti200 64NB DDR SDRAM
  • Hard Drive: IBM Deskstar 75GXP 10GB, ATA/100, 7200 RPM, 2MB Cache
  • Operating system: Windows XP Professional w/ DirectX 8.1
  • Test Software: SYSmark 2001/ Specview Perf/ Sisoft Sandra 2001 Professional

SiSoft Sandra



As you can plainly see the CPU ran in a greatly overclocked state, and was able to outperform its factory settings by quite a large margin. As seen in the Sandra results. The 1.2GHz Duron performed very well at the factory default setting of 12X100 but really kicked into gear when overclocked to a higher FSB.

This CPU loved to be ran hard and never had any issues with lockups or the dreaded blue screen that we all hate to see when using our system. I used Prime95 for stability testing, along with CheckIt Pro a DOS based program that tests the CPU and memory system. Prime95 was run for over twenty-four hours and the CPU never failed in any of the tests in my lab. The CPU was stable through all the tests, at all settings. This is a performance hungry demon that is well worth the cost and should do well in this final quarter of 2001.