805D vs. E4300 core 2 duo

I have had my 805d since last summer. It's been successfully overclocked to 4.1Ghz since then without any problems at all. I'm considering building a new machine around an 8800GTX I won at a lan tourney last weekend.

How does an 805d oc'd to 4.1ghz compare, performance wise, to a core 2 duo E4300 thats oc'd to 3.4ghz per core?

I'm assuming the core 2 duo dominates it. but not 100% certain. I see hey are $135 right now and if it's a lot better I'll jump on one.
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  1. With that card you have you will see a remaked impovedment with a core 2 duop over the Pentium 4 at 4.1GHZ
  2. A E4300 at 3.4GHz would wipe the floor with that Pentium D.
  3. I personally had P4 Prescott 3.2GHz@3.6GHz and comparing it to E4300@3 GHz, which I also had - it was more than twice slower in video encoding, which is most CPU-hungry app. I'm not a gamer, though.
  4. The e4300 would be better. use it and be happy :lol:
  5. I could be wrong, but I believe that a C2D is faster then any P4. When the C2Ds came out, I remeber the three "bands". At the top, were the C2D chips. In the middle were the AMD and the Extreme edition P4s. At the bottom were the normal P4s. Even though the 805 is at 4.1GHz, I would bet the 4300 at stock settings would either equal or beat it in most tests.
  6. C2D all the WAY!!!
  7. Two issues. One is your OCed 805 is fast enough for games. You will get negligible if any performance increase if you go Core2Duo. Saying that, there is no doubt the Core2Duo machines would be faster. Second issue is can your motherboard even support a Core2Duo? Most of the older motherboards cannot. I think if you get the fast video card, you will be doing fine. You really do not need a faster CPU for gaming. If you were doing video encoding, that is another story.
  8. Quote:
    I have had my 805d since last summer. It's been successfully overclocked to 4.1Ghz since then without any problems at all. I'm considering building a new machine around an 8800GTX I won at a lan tourney last weekend.

    How does an 805d oc'd to 4.1ghz compare, performance wise, to a core 2 duo E4300 thats oc'd to 3.4ghz per core?

    I'm assuming the core 2 duo dominates it. but not 100% certain. I see hey are $135 right now and if it's a lot better I'll jump on one.


    Can you install the 8800gtx in your current sys? If not, buy a new sys and keep the CPU. Unless you are playing Supreme Commander you wont notice the FPS difference, only temps.

    Ive got a friend w a PD805 @ 3.7ghz, hes very happy

    Assuming your sys is AGP here is a good new one:

    Gigabyte GA965PDS3 Rev 3.3 mobo $115
    same CPU $0
    2gb Kingston Value RAM $90
    Corsair HX520 PSU $115
    same case $0
    same opticals $0
    same hard drive $0

    there you go: 320 USD.... much better performance..
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