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Pentium D 940 vs. C2D e6600

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June 6, 2007 8:37:43 PM

Compare & Contrast

For the 100+ dollar difference is the e6600 really that much better?

The only things i noticed was that:

e6600 had a higher FSB, ran on lower voltage, and L1 cache was larger, do you think thats worth the extra $120?

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June 6, 2007 8:40:20 PM

This is a joke right?
June 6, 2007 8:53:00 PM

you are talking about two very different cpus there. Netburst vs. Core. if i were you id wait till the 22nd of this month and get the e6600 when prices are cut. it will probably be cheaper or close to the price of the Pentium D right now.
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June 6, 2007 8:55:37 PM

Very droll.
June 6, 2007 9:02:35 PM

Friends dont let friends buy Netburst
June 6, 2007 9:07:42 PM

Still, I'd wait for teh price cuts tho
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June 6, 2007 9:19:54 PM

Get the E6600 and please don't mention Pentium D ever again :p  :p 
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June 6, 2007 9:42:32 PM

Quote:
Compare & Contrast

For the 100+ dollar difference is the e6600 really that much better?

The only things i noticed was that:

e6600 had a higher FSB, ran on lower voltage, and L1 cache was larger, do you think thats worth the extra $120?


@_@
June 6, 2007 9:48:21 PM

just look at the clockspeeds! do you see the difference?? why would you buy a slow core duo when you can get a super fast pentium d???? !!!!


:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


get the core 2 duo after the price cuts
June 6, 2007 9:49:12 PM

If they performed exactly the same I'd still go with the Core2. The D line of CPU's run VERY hot. I'm on an 805 OC'd and I peak out at almost 80 degrees under full load...with a Zalman 9700.
June 6, 2007 10:11:52 PM

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Is this a question? Seriously? 8O

E6600 wipes the floor with any P4/PD CPU. By far.


Obviously.

But it's also twice the price of the 940. The OP is asking if the price difference is worth the extra money.

Which depends entirely on what it's being used for. Gaming, yes. Surfing and email, no.

Either way, don't get the 940. If you want a processor in that price range, get the e4300 which will be a little faster than the 940 and use a lot less energy.
June 6, 2007 10:33:59 PM

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For the 100+ dollar difference is the e6600 really that much better?

The only things i noticed was that:

e6600 had a higher FSB, ran on lower voltage, and L1 cache was larger, do you think thats worth the extra $120?



The Dual Core has been on the market for nearly 1 year. The Pent Chip has been on the market for 2-3 years. The Dual Core is no longer bleeding edge technology as prices have dropped and are rumoured to drop even more.

The poor Pent chip is worse than last years technology, it is almost ancient technology. It will work for playing on the 'net and typing your first novel and is still being produced to fill the needs of Grandmas.

Wait 6 weeks and buy the Dual Core chip and feel good about yourself.
June 6, 2007 11:46:19 PM

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http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct...

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct...

Perhaps someone can confirm this, but arent these budget core2 processors a better investment than any netburst proc? They are even cheaper than the D940, run cooler, have eist, better overclocker etc..

hope this helps,

cheers all

Smelly


you can get the 940 for $99.99 at tiger direct. and of course i will/would get the e6600, the pent d, would just hold me off until i got the e6600, take note: i have a 3400 sempron, ANYThING would be an upgrade...
June 7, 2007 8:17:18 AM

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If they performed exactly the same I'd still go with the Core2. The D line of CPU's run VERY hot. I'm on an 805 OC'd and I peak out at almost 80 degrees under full load...with a Zalman 9700.
The 900 series Pentium D's run a lot cooler than the 800 series. :wink:
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June 7, 2007 8:41:56 AM

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you can get the 940 for $99.99 at tiger direct. and of course i will/would get the e6600, the pent d, would just hold me off until i got the e6600, take note: i have a 3400 sempron, ANYThING would be an upgrade...

Not really, you wouldnt notice a real difference in performance except in multitasking and multi-threaded (multi-core optimized) applications.

EDIT: Thats in the case of the D940 vs your sempron.
June 7, 2007 8:47:46 AM

The D 940 is only an option if you require a space heater.
If I'm not wrong it's the older version (before C2D) as after C2D came out they changed the model numbers to 9x5.

I'd skip this upgrade and wait for the July 22nd pricecuts to buy.
June 7, 2007 9:23:11 AM

Quote:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct...

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct...

Perhaps someone can confirm this, but arent these budget core2 processors a better investment than any netburst proc? They are even cheaper than the D940, run cooler, have eist, better overclocker etc..

hope this helps,

cheers all

Smelly


you can get the 940 for $99.99 at tiger direct. and of course i will/would get the e6600, the pent d, would just hold me off until i got the e6600, take note: i have a 3400 sempron, ANYThING would be an upgrade...
well amd's x2s are way better than the pentium, what socket is your sempron? and if you have am2 you could use any athlon x2, and they are dirt cheap now
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June 7, 2007 9:35:10 AM

Very true, an AM2 X@ 3600+ in australia is under $100, cheapest dualy here. In the US it should be like $75
June 7, 2007 9:53:26 AM

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The D 940 is only an option if you require a space heater.
If I'm not wrong it's the older version (before C2D) as after C2D came out they changed the model numbers to 9x5.

I'd skip this upgrade and wait for the July 22nd pricecuts to buy.
The 800 series are 90nm(Smithfield)...very hot running. The 900 series are
65nm(Presler)and much cooler running....though still hotter than C2D. Yeah, they did change the numbers after C2D released, and the 940 would now be a 935. :wink:
June 7, 2007 10:14:40 AM

simple

pentium d = crap
e6600 = very good
June 7, 2007 10:15:46 AM

hey people keep please keep in mind that not every one I aswell versed in computer as we are, i believe this is a decent question considering all that bs about high clockspeed being god and what not.

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html?modelx=33&model1...

Check it out shadymnms as you can see the clearly e6600 is worth the extra $$$ and as stated above you should wait till the next round of price cuts and save your self some money (22nd of this month) hope that helps!

Love~Shargrath
June 7, 2007 10:20:00 AM

you must please understand this is like comparing a moderate Mustang to a top of the line Fiesta, the mustang will always win, and if you can afford it get it.

(seriously pentium D is dead - with exception of the 805 as an OCing Prodject)
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June 7, 2007 10:35:24 AM

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hey people keep please keep in mind that not every one I aswell versed in computer as we are, i believe this is a decent question considering all that bs about high clockspeed being god and what not.

Quite so, but read what he said b4:

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you can get the 940 for $99.99 at tiger direct. and of course i will/would get the e6600, the pent d, would just hold me off until i got the e6600, take note: i have a 3400 sempron, ANYThING would be an upgrade...

He obviously knows the e6600 is better, its just he is wondering if he should get the PD to hold him off for a bit or go all out and get it now.
June 7, 2007 10:43:35 AM

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hey people keep please keep in mind that not every one I aswell versed in computer as we are, i believe this is a decent question considering all that bs about high clockspeed being god and what not.

Quite so, but read what he said b4:

Quote:
you can get the 940 for $99.99 at tiger direct. and of course i will/would get the e6600, the pent d, would just hold me off until i got the e6600, take note: i have a 3400 sempron, ANYThING would be an upgrade...

He obviously knows the e6600 is better, its just he is wondering if he should get the PD to hold him off for a bit or go all out and get it now.

I totally missed that post :oops:  sorry OP, I agree with you 100%
June 7, 2007 10:50:21 AM

In that case stick with the old sempron and save the 99.99 for something else.IMO
June 7, 2007 10:51:33 AM

Well the e6600 may be expensive but any Core 2 Duo beat the D940. You could get a e4300 and expect to beat the """" out of a D940, if you plans to overclock too then. I don't think so its worth to buy the e6600 now because supposly intel will price their quad core to 266$ in like 4-5 month.
June 7, 2007 10:55:32 AM

Quote:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct...

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct...

Perhaps someone can confirm this, but arent these budget core2 processors a better investment than any netburst proc? They are even cheaper than the D940, run cooler, have eist, better overclocker etc..

hope this helps,

cheers all

Smelly


you can get the 940 for $99.99 at tiger direct. and of course i will/would get the e6600, the pent d, would just hold me off until i got the e6600, take note: i have a 3400 sempron, ANYThING would be an upgrade...You're better off sticking with your Sempron as it's almost as fast as the Pentium D in single threaded applications.
June 7, 2007 2:07:17 PM

I think for your case, E4300 vs E6600 is a better match up.
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