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Which one is better of intel atom and intel pentium D

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May 5, 2010 3:06:55 AM

Hello,

More about : intel atom intel pentium

May 5, 2010 3:23:49 AM

What will you be using it for?
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May 5, 2010 8:08:01 PM

As he said ...

If you want a light weight, cool running, web browser and email, Atom netbook.

If for playing games from a couple of years ago or dvd's, go with the D, but it will run a little warmer.
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May 5, 2010 11:44:51 PM

Hahahaha - the only Atoms I've ever had the displeasure of using were the single cores and they coul;d barely run a youtube video... Pentium D all the way, Even the old 805 (2.66Ghz) runs newer games fine when oc'd (if you have the gpu to support it) if you have an old mobo with only AGP graphics then your hosed as the best gpu you can get is either the 3850 with 512M 256bit DDR3 or the 4670 1Gb of 128bit DDR3 - both have about the same performance so you willhave to play newer games on reduced settings.
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May 6, 2010 12:01:29 AM

He hasn't yet said what he'll be using it for. If he wants a netbook, then the atom is the way to go. Games, he'll want something else entirely.
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May 6, 2010 12:42:12 AM

What about Intel or AMD?
For games and heavy use
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May 6, 2010 12:45:36 AM

AMD for low end.

Intell for high end.
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May 6, 2010 1:37:36 AM

That is, for desktops.
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May 6, 2010 2:04:24 AM

yes ^

For Laptops, Intell ftw at every price range
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May 6, 2010 2:33:53 AM

The Atoms can barely beat Pentium IIIs but they are very power freindly and can run cool and on verly little power and can be used with passive cooling. The Pentium D will wipe the floor with the Atom but if you have a choice stay away from Smithfield Pentium D's which are the D 8xx preslers run alot cooler which are the D 9xx they can still run games pretty good.

Your best most cost effective would be a cheap AMD Athlon II system.
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May 6, 2010 7:21:01 PM

saaiello said:
The Atoms can barely beat Pentium IIIs but they are very power freindly and can run cool and on verly little power and can be used with passive cooling. The Pentium D will wipe the floor with the Atom but if you have a choice stay away from Smithfield Pentium D's which are the D 8xx preslers run alot cooler which are the D 9xx they can still run games pretty good.

Your best most cost effective would be a cheap AMD Athlon II system.


Speaking of cheap and good power use, i3 and X3-435 do well.

I would build tghis around x3-435 and a 890GX board.
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May 6, 2010 9:06:00 PM

Why is this thread still going when the OP hasn't been on it since it started?
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May 6, 2010 9:08:02 PM

^ He PM'd me, So he"s still active.
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May 6, 2010 9:54:19 PM

OK, good enough. What did he want to know?
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May 7, 2010 1:09:29 AM

Hmm... well, looks good except that the processor is out of stock.

On another note, I would like to ask you about your sig. Can you point me to the chart which you base it on? I am asking this sincerely; not trying to start a flame war.
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May 7, 2010 1:23:25 AM

Oh God.

here goes nothing:



( So the i7-930>1090T and i3-530>i7-870 and i7-870>i7-930)

So by that logic i3-530>1090T
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May 7, 2010 2:08:30 AM

Fair enough. It's coming back to me now - didn't amd have a crysis bug? As in none of their cpus performed worth anything in it?

btw, nice job linking pics, I should learn to do that :) 
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May 7, 2010 2:20:00 AM

I guess I should give my positive views, just so my opinions and biases are known. The shortest way to say the facts is as you did: "AMD for low end. Intell for high end." No one (except for jennyh) could dispute that right now. I'm not going to say where I think the high end/low end cutoff is (that would for sure start something), but that question is why I asked about the charts. So those are the facts. As far as what I would buy, I will go with amd any time I can justify it. My reasoning goes like this. I would really hate to have the cpu market as a one player monopoly. amd is the one having trouble right now, so it is the company I would like to support.
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May 7, 2010 10:53:22 AM

^ I would say the cuttof is the 955.
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May 7, 2010 12:03:48 PM

I would agree for games, put it at one of the X6s for editing. Sorry, I posted allot of opinion yesterday.
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May 7, 2010 6:45:37 PM

Cool.

Yep, I would say:

Under 120$: AMD all the way.

120$ for gaming: i3-530.

100$ for server tasks: X3-720BE or X2 555 with unlock.

150$ gaming/server taks: 955 X4.

200$ gaming: i5-750

200$ server: 1055T

300$ gaming: i7-930

300$ Server: 1090T

300$+ gaming: No need for that!

600$ and more server ; Dual i7-930s or a Xeon.
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May 7, 2010 6:57:55 PM

Yes. And like I said, I would go for Phenom II rather than an i3 in order to support amd.
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May 7, 2010 7:03:10 PM

If I had a 120$ budget for a gaming chip, I'm sorry, But's going to be i3-530.

(I've seen 4.4-4.6ghx on air)
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May 7, 2010 7:08:15 PM

So actually, you would qualify that recommendation with 'if you are going to oc it', I'm thinking?
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May 7, 2010 7:21:12 PM

yep.

If you have a low budget gaming build, and you plan to OC, I would recoemnd the i3-530.

OR if you want an HTPC I would also recoemnd the i3-530.

(Very,Very,Very,Very low power draw due to iGP on chip and 32nm procses)
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May 7, 2010 7:24:25 PM

Do you know of any reviews which compare the i3 igp to the 4200 on the 890gx?
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May 7, 2010 7:30:02 PM

I'm sure.
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May 7, 2010 7:31:32 PM

No.

But i3 has good power sue, trust me.
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May 7, 2010 7:40:30 PM

Try the Anandtech i3-530 rewiew.

i think they have that.
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May 8, 2010 1:49:39 AM

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This is a true debate. I would say for internet+email= AND Phenom II4X
For gaming=I5 750.. I saw some laptops for AMD and Intel. i would go for the AMD personnaly due to price and performance. You cannot run games but, they will do good.


Cool.

But that's not the topic of debate here, and totaly irevelvent to the Op.
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May 8, 2010 2:17:34 AM

Yes, they compare the 3200 to the igp. They look about the same to a little better for the radeon at stock, but what an overclock on the igp! I wonder what it is with integrated graphics; I remember an article on this site when the 785g launched in which they were able to get some pretty good overclocks. So now I just have to find an article comparing the 3200 and the 4290 from the 890G. However, I suppose that the most important ability of integrated graphics is video decode.
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May 8, 2010 2:52:36 AM

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Okay.

Intel "Pentium" CPU's for laptops is better. Atom...well...you get the point.


The OP is talking about an Atom for a desktop computer and he wants to game with it which makes me :lol: 
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May 8, 2010 3:04:57 AM

saaiello said:
The OP is talking about an Atom for a desktop computer and he wants to game with it which makes me :lol: 

Stop it! I get about 5 fps on battlefield vietnam with everything turned down on my atom/gma950 netbook! See, it can play games :D 
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May 8, 2010 12:21:08 PM

Actually, I thought somewhere in there we agreed on an athlon II
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May 9, 2010 12:02:28 AM

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This is a true debate. I would say for internet+email= AND Phenom II4X
For gaming=I5 750.. I saw some laptops for AMD and Intel. i would go for the AMD personnaly due to price and performance. You cannot run games but, they will do good.



If your getting a Phenom II X4 for Internet and email, your doing it wrong.

Sempron or Athlon II for that.
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