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Pentium 945 vs 960

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February 19, 2010 1:11:57 PM

There is currently an eighty dollar difference between the these two and I was wondering is anyone thought the .2ghz difference was worth 80 bucks. FYI dell optiplex 620, currently running P4 @ 3.6 HT. I use this machine for general purpose stuff, gaming (older games mostly) with occasional video encoding while I build my i7 920 monster. All my encoding software is multiprocessor aware.

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February 19, 2010 1:33:22 PM

IMO you will not see much of a improvement going from your P4 @3.6HT. The Pentium D family of processors are worthless IMO they are just two P4 chips on one die and are very inefficient. I would not even waist the money on one of those chips if it will allow it atleast go to a core 2 or a pentium dual core which are different then the pentium Ds.
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February 19, 2010 1:42:48 PM

so you don't think that doubling the L2 cache will have any impact? 2MB vs. 2x2MB. Unfortunately the Pentium D 960 is the top of the line for this mobo.
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February 19, 2010 1:47:18 PM

Yea man it really is not worth it. You will not gain much from it at all. I would just save the money and put it towards the I7 build.
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March 1, 2010 12:03:19 PM

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