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Intel "Pentium Dual Core" E2140! WTF

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May 15, 2007 3:08:23 AM

Just got them in in my store - "Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor E2140"

PENTIUM!!! WTF

1.60ghz / 1mb / 800mhz

Got it in my hands right now - could this be the new budget overclocking king???

1mb L2 - might me see the scalability and effects of a smaller cache now too?
May 15, 2007 3:17:01 AM

It's a Yonah Core Duo.

Edit: no it isn't. I thought he was referring to the obscure laptop part we've been seeing also. Apologies.
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May 15, 2007 3:48:48 AM

I've been hearing about these for a while now. There's two of them in the early days. The Celeron line will also be continuing as single core Core2 chips for desktops. Those will be fairly decent for using I would imagine for a budget PC.
May 15, 2007 4:03:19 AM

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PENTIUM!!! WTF


DAAMIT will be doing the same thing with the "Athlon" name. In 3rd world geos, the Pentium brand is still very strong, as I suspect Athlon is.
May 15, 2007 4:11:48 AM

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Just got them in in my store - "Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor E2140"

PENTIUM!!! WTF

1.60ghz / 1mb / 800mhz

Got it in my hands right now - could this be the new budget overclocking king???

1mb L2 - might me see the scalability and effects of a smaller cache now too?


Have you been in a cave for the last couple months? This is one of the two budget Core 2s (Allendale w/half cache) to be sold at the start of June. Price of $75 and $85 for the E2140 and E2160. These are going to steal the low end from AMD's 3600 and 3800 X2. E2140 is a guaranteed 100% overclocker as long as you have a board that can do 400fsb. At stock, the 1MB shared cache has only minor affect on performance, but as you scale up the clock speed, the diminished cache starts to limit the CPU's potential much the same as going from a 4MB Conroe to a 2MB Allendale. The Asian site PConline has a great article on the subject. You might want to look at it:

http://www.pconline.com.cn/diy/cpu/reviews/0704/993288_...

A Pentium E2160 will be the eventual successor to my Pentium D 805.
May 15, 2007 4:26:40 AM



Thanks for the link!

There looks like a quite linear 'step' in performance between the 4MB/2MB/1MB variants once overclocking is taken in account.

Still, for $75/$85 you can't really complain, @ 3GHz it is still 10 - 20% faster than an X2 3600+ @ 3GHz.

I guess the icing on the cake is that 3GHz can be achieved with lowly DDR2-667 as well. Perfect for budget overclocking.
May 15, 2007 5:31:18 AM

I'm still scratching my head as to why Intel brought back the Pentium name from the dead...
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May 15, 2007 5:43:15 AM

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I'm still scratching my head as to why Intel brought back the Pentium name from the dead...


Name recognition.
May 15, 2007 1:31:45 PM

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I'm still scratching my head as to why Intel brought back the Pentium name from the dead...


Name recognition.

Granted, but wouldn't they think that there is some negative to the name recognition as well? Prescotts... Pentium D... yuck!
May 15, 2007 2:24:18 PM

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I'm still scratching my head as to why Intel brought back the Pentium name from the dead...


Name recognition.

Granted, but wouldn't they think that there is some negative to the name recognition as well? Prescotts... Pentium D... yuck!

To the general population, Pentium means "good". To those in the know...........well, they know.
May 15, 2007 4:51:54 PM

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I'm still scratching my head as to why Intel brought back the Pentium name from the dead...


Name recognition.

Granted, but wouldn't they think that there is some negative to the name recognition as well? Prescotts... Pentium D... yuck!

To the general population, Pentium means "good". To those in the know...........well, they know.
Give and take for the most part.

Pentium, Pentium Pro and Pentium III were great. One bad egg shouldn't spoil the entire basket.

Maybe Intel will rename Nehalem Pentium V, if these chips do good.
May 15, 2007 7:22:38 PM

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I'm still scratching my head as to why Intel brought back the Pentium name from the dead...


Name recognition.

Granted, but wouldn't they think that there is some negative to the name recognition as well? Prescotts... Pentium D... yuck!

Majority of market aren't computer anoraks. They know pentium name and when they see a $70 price tag they'll be very likely to buy it.
May 15, 2007 10:44:59 PM

Yeah, you guys are right. Nobody ever went wrong underestimating the knowledge of the general public. There's probably lots of people out there who think that Pentium is cutting edge because they read an ad in a magazine 5 years ago or remember the Blue Man Group!
May 16, 2007 12:01:24 AM

Had a quick look at Ebuyer.com and it shows:

Model - GHz / Cache / Multi / £

E2140 - 1.60 / 1 / 8 / £65
E4300 - 1.80 / 2 / 9 / £73
E6320 - 1.86 / 4 / 7 / £109

It's getting pretty crowded at the bottom end.
If you've got some cheap ass RAM and don't wanna upgrade the E4300 looks a better bet.
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