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Mutilated_Moron

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#1 12 years ago

In about 3 weeks i will be ordering a CPU for my new system, I was going to buy a Pentium D 930, but the core 2 duo has now been released. Im on a limited budget and so im looking at either a Pentium D 940 or a E6400. All the reviews i have read say how wonderful the core 2 duo is, but is the entry level model which it says is 2.13Ghz better than the 3.2Ghz Pentium D 940.




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#2 12 years ago

The E6400 is much faster than pretty much any other Pentium on the market, along with the basic E6300. http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?art=3161 http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2795 If you can afford it, I'd say go for it.




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#3 12 years ago

How is the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 at 2.4Ghz faster than the Intel Pentium D 950 at 3.4Ghz? I've read the reviews but it still looks slower, can someone explain this.




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#4 12 years ago
Mutilated_MoronHow is the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 at 2.4Ghz faster than the Intel Pentium D 950 at 3.4Ghz? I've read the reviews but it still looks slower, can someone explain this.

The Core 2 Duo is a lot better CPU. more effecent and does more work per clock cycle. its the same way that an Athlon 3000+ (lets assume socket 939) is the same speed or better than a Pentium 4 3ghz. The Athlon only runs at 1.8Ghz. The Core 2 Duo also has more L2 cash, IIRC

If i had the cash, I'm probably buy a Core 2 Duo right now, or wate until the Quad Cored come out at the end of the year




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#5 12 years ago
Mutilated_MoronHow is the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 at 2.4Ghz faster than the Intel Pentium D 950 at 3.4Ghz? I've read the reviews but it still looks slower, can someone explain this.

Clock speed is not a true measure of performance. You have to take into account the cpu cache, FSB speed (or HTT for AMD), core architecture, and the many little optimizations that go into each series.




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#6 12 years ago

I would wait for the quad cores that come out at the end of the year. I have seem benchmarks and they are awesome(testing pre-release samples that is)




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#7 12 years ago
I would wait for the quad cores that come out at the end of the year. I have seem benchmarks and they are awesome(testing pre-release samples that is)

Link Please.

The Conroe is a much faster CPU than the 900 series. They are able to get more instructions per second, which is the true measure of a CPU's power.




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#8 12 years ago

nowheremanLink Please.

The Conroe is a much faster CPU than the 900 series. They are able to get more instructions per second, which is the true measure of a CPU's power.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1527913

Keep in mind that Quad core is really just sticking 2 cores in package.