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September 10, 2009 1:55:24 PM

My mother board is a d975xbx,my current processor is an intel pentium d 3.73ghz and i am looking for something much better.The 2 processors that my mobo can support that are the fastest are the core 2 duo e7500 and a core 2 extreme x6800 which has a ridiculous price tag.My real question is how much of a real performance increase will i see switching from my current pentium d to the core 2 duo e7500?


Thanks for your time.
September 10, 2009 2:50:22 PM

Thank you for the quick feedback :) ,on the chart u posted i cant seem to find any of the processors in question among them :p .
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September 10, 2009 4:50:59 PM

Sorry,yes it seems hasn't included Pentium D in their recent charts,well overall a E7500 destroys a Pentium D in every single benchmark.
This is a little old review but its a good comparison between a Pendtium D and a CD2(it doesn't have E7500 in it,but it has X6800.
E7500 and X6800 perform pretty much like each other because they are both clocked @ 2.9GHZ and have 1066MHZ FSB,the difference is that X6800 has 4MB cache and an unlocked multiplier and its 65nm and on the other hand E7500 has 3MB cache and locked multiplier but its 45nm,so the performance difference isn't much)
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=279...
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September 10, 2009 5:46:46 PM

E7500 = Core 2 Duo.... so even though the idea of 2 x cores is the same as your existing CPU the real world performance is very big.

C2D's are much more efficient that Pentium D's.. and run cooler too.
September 10, 2009 6:11:42 PM

Thank both of you for your help i truly appreciate the feedback.my first experience on this forum has been amazing :) .
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September 10, 2009 6:51:35 PM

No problem glad we could help :) 
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September 10, 2009 7:49:50 PM

Great, good for you :) . A shame it hasn't been much of a great experience to me as I am always assaulted on every corner by lurking Intel fanboys that give me hell even as I just expressed my opinion and was totally unbiased... Sigh... over those two, as these two guys said, E7500 is a clear choice and an excellent CPU for it's price. Good luck!
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