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CPU 930 vs 925 Intel 3.0 Pentium D 2x2MB

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November 3, 2006 12:53:10 PM

Does anyone have an idea on the difference between the the CPU 3.0 GHz Pentium D Intel 930 and 925 because the price differs a lot, I read it's B1 vs C1 core, but still what's the difference?
November 3, 2006 2:13:05 PM

I think the only difference is that the 925 doesn't have:

Virtualization Technology Feature (VT)

After looking some of those up.
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November 3, 2006 4:16:39 PM

12$ on newegg, I dont callt that a lot, check in the specification of 930 and of 920

Grimmy is right, not Virtualization. Id get the 930 for higher value and 12$ is not much to me. If you dont run any VM, doesnt matter though
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November 3, 2006 11:03:57 PM

I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU GET THE 925 BECAUSE ITS NEWER CPU, IT WAS RELEASED IN JUNE 2006 AND THE 930 WAS RELEASED JAN 2006. SO THE 925 IS PROBABLY BETTER, AND MAYBE EVEN RUNS COOLER. EITHER THAT OR MAYBE ITS BETTER CORE OR SOMETHING THAT INTEL DECIDED TO USE.
November 3, 2006 11:07:36 PM

CHECK YOUR SHIFT KEY
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November 3, 2006 11:22:55 PM

The 925/945s are pentium Ds that intel are making due to conroe. Core 2 duo is faster/cooler/more efficent uarch and intel doesn't want to have several products in its product line. They are mearly a cpu to:

a: Replace the entire pentium d product line with only the 945+925, meaning it does not cost so much as they don't have as many chips in the portfolio. Intel saves money by using processors that couldn't reach speed X, changes the multiplier, disables a few features and rebrands them as a newer processor. :) 

b: To fill the lower/ value segment of the market as they are cheaper than their core 2 duo cousins.

They probably have a few changes as the newer models are perhaps revisions of the old core, B1, however I would not bet on it that there is a noticable difference between the two (power conusmption etc...)

EDIT : I forgot the 915... :) 
November 4, 2006 12:04:06 AM

Go for the 925 cuz is newer. If you can, go for the 945 which is a little faster. Or you can go for the E6300.
November 4, 2006 12:09:21 AM

945, IMO, is not worth it. E6300 just horribly demolishes it for $14 more ($169 vs $183).

925 ($143), maybe, but I'd rather get the 915 ($120) or 805 ($100) instead (leaning towards 805D), though I would just save up for the E6300.
November 4, 2006 2:33:55 AM

haha sorry bout that :D 
November 4, 2006 2:40:51 AM

If you dont have the mobo yet, forget the pentiums.
The core2 duos will give much better perf, run much cooler, and are a much better value.
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