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Intel Pentium D805 vs AMD Athlon 64 3200+ vs P4 3.0

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Which CPU, Pentium D805, AMD athlon 64 3200+ or P4 630

Total: 80 votes (3 blank votes)

  • P4 630
  • 7 %
  • AMD athlon 64 3200+
  • 43 %
  • Pentium D805
  • 52 %
March 26, 2006 7:55:37 PM

im building a new budget system, which will be used for mainly watching movies and listening to music but also for a little bit of gaming. Which of these 3 CPUs would be the best for my requirements:

p4 630
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?acti...

or

Pentium D805
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?acti...

or

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?acti...

Thanks for any help.

QuantumSheep.
March 26, 2006 8:21:46 PM

Quote:
im building a new budget system, which will be used for mainly watching movies and listening to music but also for a little bit of gaming. Which of these 3 CPUs would be the best for my requirements:

p4 630
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?acti...

or

Pentium D805
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?acti...

or

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?acti...

Thanks for any help.

QuantumSheep.


Definately the PD805.

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
March 26, 2006 8:22:54 PM

Toss up between Pentium D and A64 3200+.

Dual Core would be nice, A64 would give good/better gaming performance.
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March 26, 2006 8:52:29 PM

Pentium D805.
March 26, 2006 8:56:03 PM

8O

You guys are shocking me...

:lol: 

No AMD recommendations? You guys tired, stay up late?
March 26, 2006 10:40:52 PM

hey mate. i'm building around an 805D on an asus sli board w/ a 7600GT and a gig of ram to start. its actually very reasonable bang for the buck. would be nice if the n-force board can be flashed for conroe but i doubt it.
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March 27, 2006 12:10:30 AM

The Pentium D 805 is likely the best all-around chip as it is dual-core and you can throw a lot at it and it will still go. The 3200+ would be the fastest of the three in single-threaded apps and gaming. Don't consider the P4 3.0 unless it is a Pentium 4 631 (Cedar Mill 65nm) and only if you want to overclock. However, the 631 is about $200 and considerably more expensive than the other chips (roughly $130-140.)
March 27, 2006 12:12:38 AM

I would say the Pentium D 805 but considering a moderate overclock of it, which is relatively easy to do and just as stable as stock, then it is the best bang performance and price.
The 820 is only a few dollars more at US$160
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March 27, 2006 12:19:53 AM

The AMD dual-cores kill the Intel dual-cores of anywhere near the price point, but the least expensive AMD dual-core is the nearly $300 3800+. The Pentium D 805 isn't all that hot of a dual-core CPU, and that is very evident when you put it up against one like the 3800+ or even a Pentium D 920, but the 805 is very inexpensive and gives a lot of bang for the buck. That is what you wanted to ask, that's what we replied.
March 27, 2006 12:27:50 AM

True, sometimes it is best to answer their question, and not our version of it :wink: But at $130 ain't no better to get.
March 27, 2006 12:44:36 AM

Pentium D805 is so cheap, it's hard to not recommend.
March 27, 2006 12:47:34 AM

Quote:
8O

You guys are shocking me...

:lol: 

No AMD recommendations? You guys tired, stay up late?
Well an educated pc builder is most likely an AMD person since as of now they offer some of better processors. But and educated PC builder is also open to other options and not just what they like, they are interested in whats best for them. The Pentium D will do nicely in your options/budget/taste, whtever.
March 27, 2006 5:48:19 AM

Thanks for all the help guys, i've decided to opt for the Pentium D805. When it comes ill tell you how it performs.

Thanks again.

QuantumSheep.
March 27, 2006 1:08:00 PM

PD 805 for president.
March 27, 2006 1:18:09 PM

I think the Pentium D 805 would be a good choice for multi-media. Also, once games are written for mutli-core it would spank the single core processors.

I wanted to be able to recommend an AMD processor, but AMD dual core is much more expensive. AMD really needs a low-end dual core offering. The lowest rated Athlon X2 (3800+) costs nearly $300 (USD).
March 27, 2006 2:40:32 PM

Sometimes it's mind over matter but in other cases, it's money over matter. The 805 just offers quite a bit of bang for the buck ultimately.
March 27, 2006 3:32:48 PM

The Pentium is good because of its Dual Core... but if you are playing some games on it, then I would say go with the Athlon... ultimatly I would end up picking the Athlon myself, because it would offer better gaming performance, and most likely you aren't going to be playing a game, and running the movie at the same time. Honestly, its a tossup... Don't even bother with the 3 ghz p4...
March 27, 2006 4:11:27 PM

Now that i've decided on the pentium D805, does anyone know whether it is a good overclocker, cos if so should i order a better Heatsink/Fan so i can o/c it??
March 27, 2006 6:02:59 PM

HKEPC was able to ramp the Intel D 805 up to 3.7GHz on air, suggesting that there's plenty of headroom for overclockers on this chip...

Even if you just modestly overclock it to say 3.33GHz from its stock 2.67GHz, then you have a pretty good performing mainstream and stable CPU for only $130... That is mindblowing to my way of thinking for a low budget powerhouse.
March 27, 2006 7:42:32 PM

So far my new rig is:

Seagate 250gb H/D
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?acti...


1gb Crucial Memory
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?acti...

Pentium D805
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?acti...

If anyone can see anything wrong with that so far, just tell me. But im also having trouble with 2 parts. I can't seem to find a motherboard that states it supports dual core cpus. And what graphics card for around $200 with good dvd playback should i get?

Thanks.

QuantumSheep.
March 28, 2006 4:08:52 AM

805 is great at mutitasking.
3200+ is better at gaming.
630 is a mix, but not at good at mutitasking as the 805 or at gaming as the 3200+.
All these cpus need some overclocking.
March 28, 2006 6:49:43 PM

805 with no doubts.
It not only multitasks better but it will also game a little better once all games will take advantage of two or more cores plugged in one chip.
It OCs very good with proper coolings(air cooling should be enough to get it past the 3.2 mark).
At that cost,it represents the best buy by far. And "by far" is actually an understatement. :) 
April 1, 2006 11:37:52 AM

TBO for £90 its still and 2 cpu for intel i think its an good price moot point

amd realy need to bring out an lower priced dual core cpu

id prefer the amd64 X2 3800+ but the dual core intel seems an better buy realy (thats comming from an amd fan :? )

Better option is get an AMD64 3000+ 939 and when newer games come out later on upgrade to an dual core AMD X2 4800+ later on when games come out that can use it fully
April 1, 2006 2:16:32 PM

Actually, spring $200 for a 975x mobo and the 805, put $50 a month aside... then in 6 months you can upgrade to Conroe and sell your processer recouping $80 of your $130 investment in the 805.
April 2, 2006 8:31:46 PM

i still get the amd dual core any way (the 805 is good for chep ness but an amd 3000+ 939 be an better buy coes you can get an X2 4800+ later on if you wanted)
June 21, 2006 2:33:19 PM

3200+ is much better performance than 805
805 just gain an advantage of multi-tasking, but you think a little bit deeper, you should know there are not many uses for multi-tasking. such as you won't watching videos and listening musics at the same time.

but there are still some uses for multi-tasking such as playing game and burning your DVD at the same time.

just focus on you uses, i would rather use an amd 3200+ than a 805.
if you are not for multi-tasking, 805 just like a single-core P4 2.66GHz cpu. 3200+ has the same performance as P4 3.2GHz.
June 21, 2006 8:26:17 PM

I see that this is your 1st post, but not understanding why you replied to this thread.

Quote:
Thanks for all the help guys, i've decided to opt for the Pentium D805. When it comes ill tell you how it performs.

Thanks again.

QuantumSheep.
June 22, 2006 6:40:38 AM

Coz this websit has been linked to other forum for reference.
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August 4, 2010 8:27:48 AM

hi guys,somebody can help me to know something? , intel pentium d805 have Dual Core (something)?, i have a d805 , and....d805 have 2.66 mhz and in another sites say ,,d805 3.40,,,somebody can help me?
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August 4, 2010 8:43:36 AM

^^it is a 2.66ghz....

good job digging up a 4yr old post :p 
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August 4, 2010 11:35:34 AM

Old thread needs to die.
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