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Pentium® D 820 or Pentium® D 830?

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December 2, 2005 1:56:31 PM

Hi,

Pentium® D Processor 820 with Dual Core Technology (2.80GHz, 800FSB) vs
Pentium® D Processor 830 with Dual Core Technology (3GHz, 800FSB)

Is it worth extra money to go with higher clock speed?

Thanks.
December 2, 2005 3:05:29 PM

It would be worth it to consider Athlon64 x2 if dual-core is really the way you want to go...
December 2, 2005 3:12:42 PM

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It would be worth it to consider Athlon64 x2 if dual-core is really the way you want to go...


My only option at the moment is Intel CPUs with the models mentioned...
December 2, 2005 3:22:35 PM

Hmm... For cheap, the 820 can't be beat (even by the AMD). But I would buy the 830 for the extra speed. Not so much today (not too much difference in performance, really), but in a couple years that 200mhz may make the difference between adequate and dog slow. (sounds strange, but that is the impression I get with my old 850mhz AMD compared to my old 1000mhz AMD - the 850 is just enough slower)

Mike.
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