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Old 05-17-2007, 05:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which should I choose, Pentium D (Closest 2 60GBP) or Athon x2 4600 for gaming, also GeForce 2 MX or Radeon 7000 (PCI)
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out of those, get the 4600+

And I think the Geforce 2 MX will be better, also
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X2, hands down.
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What are you using it for? correct me if I am wrong but I think the architecture on the Pentium D is more optimal for Microsoft office and things of that sort, where as the X2 is better for gaming.
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What are you using it for? correct me if I am wrong but I think the architecture on the Pentium D is more optimal for Microsoft office and things of that sort, where as the X2 is better for gaming.
the Pentium D does better in office than games, but the X2 still beats it in both.
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X2 for sure.
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The worst X2 beats the best Pentium D. Pure and simple
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Deffently get the X2, I had a pentium D, apart form the X2 beating it, the pentium D puts out major heat.. so you need fairly good cooling... I had it in a Antech P180 with 4 120mm fans, AS5 and a Zalman 9500 and my temps were still hitting 60C+... and the room was only 10-15C.
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the Pentium D does better in office than games, but the X2 still beats it in both.
yea, i love how people say it does better in office, like anyone can really tell a difference, and since there are amazing benchmarks strictly for office programs and how fast your cpu can run it. :freak:

Bottom line, you wont notice a difference in the two CPUs as far as programs go. But like everyone else said, the X2 is better for gaming.
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The worst X2 beats the best Pentium D. Pure and simple

LOL !!! Are you sure ?

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Even Pentium D 940 beats 3800+ in most cases. And remember that Pentium D 940 is NOT the best Pentium D processors, and 3800+ is NOT the worst X2
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