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Q6600 vs D510

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April 29, 2010 9:54:46 AM

Hi,

I currently use a Q6600 @ 3.2 Ghz. I'm making the move towards Mini ITX. I could shell out £250+ and get myself a Zotac with socket 1156, plug in an i7 and have a great rig. Or, I could get the new intel atom d510 on an intel mobo for less than £50.

What will the experience be like with and Intel D510. Obviously only has 1mb cache, although is a dual core with HT. The Q6600 has 8Mb cache.

Looking around, the D510 scored 3.3 on some Vista experience chart, whereas the Q8300 only scored 3.4

Thoughts and input very welcome

Regards

Luke

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April 29, 2010 10:25:16 AM

All Atom chips are TERRIBLE! steer well clear unless you want to be disapointed...
April 29, 2010 10:28:02 AM

I have been using an N450. Not too dissapointed. Obviously not as fast as the quad q6600.

The atom 330 seems to run well (provided you are not doing intense multi tasking)

And the D510 offers more. Would be interested to see benchmarks against a Q6600 or Q8300

The cost is so different. I can put together a mini itx using a £50 mobo, old HDD, and spare 4-4-4-12 RAM i have sitting around.

Or...I could shell out £100 mobo, £150 processor...etc etc

Huge cost difference...
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April 29, 2010 11:32:46 AM

The Atom CPU's are great for doing what they were designed to do. Unfortunately, that doesn't include running a full sized system.
April 29, 2010 2:12:03 PM

I am running a single process, using a program called Caseware IDEA. No multi-tasking. This software is a relational database analytics suite. So not processor intensive, but very memory intensive. Need a setup with seperate system / page file / IDEA temp drive...then it runs amazingly well.

Don't see why it wouldn't run well as a standalone for a single process? max out with 4gb 4-4-4-12 RAM and 7200rpm drives (maybe an SSD). Install windows 7 and XP in dual boot config. All 32-bit

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