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Old 03-01-2007, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello All. I've searched through the posts, and not seen anything that seems to address my issue.

Are there REALLY such big differences in performance between:

Intel Pentium 4
Intel Pentium D
Intel Core Duo

If I told you I often burn CD/DVD's while downloading music, would I really get a much better kick from one or the other? I don't do gaming much any more, so productivity is more what I'm looking for.

Would a faster Pentium D (Say a 915@2.8Ghz) be better for me than a C2D (4300!1.8Ghz)?

Or Would you just OC a P4 3Ghz and laugh?

What would YOU do if you really needed to save money?
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Well, thing is. The Pentium 4 processors are not Dual Core. Core 2 Duo processors run more efficiently than any of the past Intel CPu's, and they easily beat AMD's AM2 processors.

I'd get the Core 2 Duo for future upgrading / proficiency. They just run better AND save more energy.
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forget ghz they dont mean anything any more with intel a core 2 duo is current best price/performance for any system atm but if you are not going to have moderate-to high usage of the comp then a cheap one will do fine AMD single cores are faster then intel and Intel core 2 duo are faster then Amd x2 this is only in desktops laptops is a different matter

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Yes there is a huge difference in these processors. Currently the Intel Core 2 Duo processors are the best on the market at the moment, personally i'd wait a few months depending on what rig your running now of course as AMD are going to announce their new line and i'm pretty sure it won't disappoint.
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forget ghz they dont mean anything any more with intel a core 2 duo is current best price/performance for any system atm but if you are not going to have moderate-to high usage of the comp then a cheap one will do fine AMD single cores are faster then intel and Intel core 2 duo are faster then Amd x2 this is only in desktops laptops is a different matter

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I attest to this--plenty of articles out there to back this up.

If I were you, I would go with a c2d, the overclockability is amazing.
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Well, that's pretty much what i summed up.

Also might I add it saves energy.
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get a AMD over a P4
I would get the c2d
But i would wait until mid april when they interduce the new like the e6420 will be the same as the e6400 ( even price wise) but it will have 2 more mb of cache
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Well, that's pretty much what i summed up.

Also might I add it saves energy.
It saves a TON of energy! I read an article (my apologies, don't remember the source but do remember it is respectable) that to run a C2D E6600 with 2 sata HDD's, 2 opticals and a 8800 gtx it only takes like 380 watts and a 400W high efficient PSU could run a system of those specs!
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How much do you think the E6600 will drop down to?
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How much do you think the E6600 will drop down to?
In terms of price?
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