Our sampling of AMD CPUs from days gone by. The darker coloured ones are Durons (AMD's old budget line). They use the now antiquated Ceramic packaging technology, where the Silicon is embedded in a Ceramic substrate (known as Ceramic Pin Grid Array or CPGA). While this uses to be common, in what quite fragile - an overheating CPU would likely cause the entire packaging to crack. The lighter, more orange processors are Athlon XPs, which use Organic Pin Grid Array (OPGA) packaging, in which the processor is set into a resin. This packaging was more durable and cheaper for AMD to make than CPGA.
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