Why Was The Pendium D 805 Considered The Best of The Pentium D's?

Back in the day, everyone would always recommend the PD805 over the other Pentium D's. After a bit of googling, I've come to notice it was the lowest of the lot. Curiosity struck me a second ago to find out why.

Any ideas?

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  1. Because it was relatively inexpensive and quite easy to overclock.
  2. GhislainG said:
    Because it was relatively inexpensive and quite easy to overclock.


    I see. Anything else apart from that?
  3. That was an excellent reason for most buyers. http://www.legitreviews.com/article/334/1/
  4. Getting more performance than a $1000 Extreme Edition CPU was another part of the reason.
  5. Because like many other processors that have come and gone, it was cheap but offered great performance when overclocked.
  6. 2.66GHz -> 4.1GHz was unheard of. Getting about 1GHz+ overclock was nearly impossible and unheard of before that chip. That was what the fuss was all about.

    When the Core 2 came out, suddenly 50% overclocks became such a common thing.

    * But of course, if you did take into account the cost of the enthusiast grade components, you're probably better off with an X2 build anyway.
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