Looking to buy the fastest processor for pocket change?

ouch my meaghurtz had beens stoled !
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Looking to buy the fastest processor for pocket change?

Post by Shwiggie » Wed May 17, 2006 5:27 pm

Check out this article on the Pentium D 805, whose 2.66GHz clock speed reliably ramps up to 4.1GHz.

I may be building myself a new desktop machine with this.
There are still some situations in life that are guaranteed to put a grin on anyone's face, even hard-boiled technical skeptics like us. This particular story borders on being a sensation unmatched in our last eight years of hardware reviews. The news, for those who just can't stand the wait any more, is this: Intel has offered a budget Pentium as part of its processor line-up for a little while now. With a simple modification, however, this CPU can outperform every top-of-the-line processor around.

The bottom line is that the Athlon FX-60 and the Pentium Extreme Edition 965 have both met their match - there's simply no escaping this conclusion! This is bound to cause lamentation among the elite circle of users who've invested big bucks in their high-end systems, if not outright wailing and rending of garments. The basic stats for this insignificant-seeming budget processor read as follows: Pentium D 805 clocked at 2.66 GHz, equipped with two processor cores both with 64 bit support. At your friendly neighborhood retailer you can pick up this secret weapon for pocket change - right now, for example, it's available at newegg.com for just under $130. We were quite amazed as the first performance figures emerged from our test labs: stable operation was possible at 4.1 GHz, and without even the need for substantial boosts to cooling!
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Post by $nave » Fri May 19, 2006 6:29 pm

"without substantial boosts to cooling"

...I have my doubts
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Post by MainCoon » Fri May 19, 2006 7:00 pm

Snave, did you read the article?

I din't read every word but I skipped to the important stuff.

In the article, they say that speeds up to 3.8Ghz without any additional cooling. I kinda doubt it too but its from Toms Hardware. I don't know.

+4Ghz liquid cooling is recommended.
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Post by Shwiggie » Fri May 19, 2006 9:30 pm

The thing pulls over 200 watts just sitting there.

Yowza....the SOB should be able to fry up some bacon to boot. It'd be like gaming and downloading porn on a George Foreman grill.
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Post by $nave » Sat May 20, 2006 1:53 am

There is no way that the cooling for a 2.xx GHz system can be suitable for a 4.1 GHz system... unless it was already an advanced cooling system to begin with.
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Post by Robert Paulson » Sat May 20, 2006 3:37 am

Shwiggie wrote: Yowza....the SOB should be able to fry up some bacon to boot. It'd be like gaming and downloading porn on a George Foreman grill.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

now if only it came in a ps3 case.
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Post by die » Wed May 31, 2006 9:30 pm

It'd be like gaming and downloading porn on a George Foreman grill.
that is awesome.
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Post by Shwiggie » Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:30 pm

"If you build it, they will come."

"Literally."
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