Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Pentium D925 or Pentium E2140

Last response: in CPUs
Share
August 17, 2012 6:44:26 PM

I have a computer prebuilt with the E2140 (1.6GHz), but I plan on getting a D925 (the one with 95W TDP). I plan to also add a Gainward GT 240 to this comp. It'll be used for playing games up to 2009. Now, don't tell me how bad this config is, how I can get a C2D and stuff like that. Just tell me which CPU to get. Also, I'll be using a 300W PSU, is it fine?
a b à CPUs
August 17, 2012 7:58:12 PM

the E2140 is faster than the D925.

300w might not be enough for the gt 240.
August 17, 2012 9:35:49 PM

I've owned a D925, an E2180 and an E2220 and honestly I would go with the D925 over an e2140 if I had both already.

Conroe was good but with only 1mb of l2 cache it was EXTREMELY limited. I have found that an E2180 was about on par with the 925 and the E2220 started to pull away, but that was at 2.4GHz not the 1.6 of the e2140.

If you can overclock definitely stay with the E2140 however honestly at this point you should be looking at a new rig entirely.
Related resources
a c 188 à CPUs
August 17, 2012 9:44:33 PM

The Intel® Pentium® E2140 would be faster. When we released the Intel Core™ 2 Duo's I got the Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 at 2.13GHz and in a bunch of benchmarkets it would outperform the Intel Pentium D 965 Extreme Edition 3.73GHz. The Intel Pentium E2140 has updated micro architecture over the Intel Core 2 Duo E6400.
August 18, 2012 4:29:33 AM

protokiller said:
I've owned a D925, an E2180 and an E2220 and honestly I would go with the D925 over an e2140 if I had both already.

Conroe was good but with only 1mb of l2 cache it was EXTREMELY limited. I have found that an E2180 was about on par with the 925 and the E2220 started to pull away, but that was at 2.4GHz not the 1.6 of the e2140.

If you can overclock definitely stay with the E2140 however honestly at this point you should be looking at a new rig entirely.

Well, I can't overclock and I'll go with the 925, I'm getting it for 20 bucks. At least I have efficent cooling. I'll keep the E2140 and have someone overclock it, but I'm not sure how far it can be clocked.
August 24, 2012 9:05:47 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
The Intel® Pentium® E2140 would be faster. When we released the Intel Core™ 2 Duo's I got the Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 at 2.13GHz and in a bunch of benchmarkets it would outperform the Intel Pentium D 965 Extreme Edition 3.73GHz. The Intel Pentium E2140 has updated micro architecture over the Intel Core 2 Duo E6400.



Indeed it did however the E6400 had 4MB of l2 cache and back then Intel did not have an integrated memory controller so going to system memory had a huge performance hit.

The E2XXX series had 1/4th the cache which significantly hampered performance, and I would know, I under-clocked an E8400 to 2GHz and it spanked the E2180 by a HUGE margin and the biggest difference was the cache.
!