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News Burst: AMD launches Duron brand, unveils Corvette

Duron will be AMD's rival to Celeron - Corvette is upcoming mobile chip

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Thursday unveiled the brand name it has chosen for its next generation of low-cost microprocessors for consumer PCs: Duron. The chip was formerly code-named Spitfire. The processor will be positioned against larger rival Intel's Celeron in the market for sub-$1000 (about £620) PCs.

This week AMD has also revealed it will launch a new mobile processor in the second half of this year, code-named Corvette.

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