The Pentium D 805 is a budget CPU, but it puts lots of processors from AMD and Intel to shame. Although it is not based on the latest 65 nm core, this CPU remains stable even when operating at amazing 4.1 GHz. What will this mean for the status quo in the computer industry?
True, it's quite a feat. However -- the power consumption is obscene, 260 watts at idle
. Your £79GBP is very misleading in the need for higher-quality peripheral components.
I'd like to see this kind of effort expended on an 820 and a 920, sure they cost more, but EIST is worth it [considering energy prices over here lately!].
Actually, the 930 is available at £140GBP at some online retailers, it'd probably pay for itself a couple of years down the line. (two-hundred and sixty watts IDLE!)
A budget 65nm overclocking review would thus probably be far a more relevant article considering your tech-savvy reader-base. Personally, I'm avoiding the 805. It's tempting, sure, but with the release of the 900 series - there is no contest.