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805D price after dust settles on Intel price cuts

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May 29, 2006 2:32:17 AM

Anybody know?

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May 29, 2006 2:35:54 AM

$93 according to the latest roadmaps. Amazing, <$100 for a dual core chip that can overclock to 4GHz...

Not my cup of tea since it uses so much power, but still amazing.
May 29, 2006 2:45:37 AM

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$93 according to the latest roadmaps. Amazing, <$100 for a dual core chip that can overclock to 4GHz...

Not my cup of tea since it uses so much power, but still amazing.


I don't remember seeing any stability testing (at least a 24 hour prime) done on any 4GHz+ OC that were reviewed, that's something authors often overlook.
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May 29, 2006 2:53:14 AM

I don't think the article was about staibilty but the amazing overclocking ability of the 805D.

Of course, one should expect lower life and stability, when overclocked to such as rate. I think the article did mention this, but not to boldly.

Nice, to know, but I wouldn't try it.
May 29, 2006 3:49:57 AM

I have mine OCed by 1Ghz to 3.6Ghz and I dont think that it will shorten its life tooo much (if it last 3 years its already an antique...) I wouldnt bother OCing them too much higher 3.6Ghz is plenty for all the games I play :)  anyway the sub 100$ price is crazy AMD's cheapest dual core is just shy of 300$ although I would have to add that AMD's slowest X2 is probably alot faster then the 805D but I dont think its 3X faster ?
May 29, 2006 4:12:17 AM

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...snip... I would have to add that AMD's slowest X2 is probably alot faster then the 805D but I dont think its 3X faster ?


Depends on how much you wanna overclock it. When OC'ed to 4.1GHz, the 805D whups even the FX-60 and Pentium XE in a bunch of benchmarks, let alone AMD's slowest X2:

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/05/10/dual_41_ghz_core...

If the darn thing really only costs $93, does anyone care if it burns out like a light bulb in 6 months?
May 29, 2006 4:24:25 AM

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...snip... I would have to add that AMD's slowest X2 is probably alot faster then the 805D but I dont think its 3X faster ?


Depends on how much you wanna overclock it. When OC'ed to 4.1GHz, the 805D whups even the FX-60 and Pentium XE in a bunch of benchmarks, let alone AMD's slowest X2:

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/05/10/dual_41_ghz_core...

If the darn thing really only costs $93, does anyone care if it burns out like a light bulb in 6 months?

Well I was talking about stock speeds :cry:  lol I think a mild bit of OCing makes it realy a great deal for those who are brave enough :) 
May 29, 2006 6:29:37 AM

I haven't finished building mine yet, but I hope to get 3.8 ghz at close to stock volts. We'll see what happens. :D 
May 29, 2006 7:16:08 AM

Im getting 3.6Ghz on the stock cooler with stock voltage, I think I could hit 3.8Ghz with the stock voltage with a better cooler installed but im lazy and 3.6Ghz seems fast enough for now and will likely hold me off untill I build my real system :)