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Just out of curiosity I what to know what you guys think of Pentium D's for gaming considering their much lower prices versus the Core 2 Duo's and their higher price range. :blink:

 

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Conroes are way better than Pentium D for gaming, I have a Bottom-of-the-Line Conroe and overclocked it to over the Top-of-the-Line Processor (Extreme) so they're very easy to overclock for Games. But still, Pentium D are great processor too but not comparing to Conroes (Core 2 Duo) and thats my opinion. PitTest seems to be accurate for Processor and Memory so Conroes would get way higher score than Pentium D even the E6300 (1.86 GHz) beat the Pentium D Extreme (3.2 GHz or Higher). Anyways, most Pentium D cheaper than Conroes but its not worth it when it comes to games.

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Pentium Ds are garbage. A Core 2 Duo E6400 ($222) will outperform even the fastest Pentium D (the 960 at $349) by a fair margin.

 

The Core 2 Duo E6600 ($314) is about as fast as the ($916) Pentium EE 965.

 

If you're going with Intel, then don't waste your money on anything else and get a Core 2 Duo.

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pentium 960 D: http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=D7N4FWTZG3WSVDNJ

Brand/Model Intel Pentium D (2 CPUs)

Nominal Clock Speed 3600 MHz

Measured Clock Speed 5278 MHz

External Clock Speed 293 MHz

CPU Load Not tested (-2)

Speed Rating 16883 (No similar CPU/MHz)

 

c2d e6600: http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=9FH7FWS6DBWSYENJ

Brand/Model Intel #6f6 (2 CPUs)

Nominal Clock Speed 2400 MHz

Measured Clock Speed 3962 MHz

External Clock Speed 439 MHz

CPU Load 0%

Speed Rating 30683 (No similar CPU/MHz)

 

I would'nt call the pentium d garbage, but certainly performance for value, the c2d is clear winner. The c2d blows everything away.

 

Here's a comparison chart, I chose the d960 and the e6600 (both in red) benchmarking minimum frame rates on FEAR. http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html?mod...2&chart=169

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