We obtained a Pentium D Processor 840 for comparison reasons.
The Pentium D certainly is Intel's top product for this year. While the 2.8 and 3.0 GHz versions will be quite affordable at their expected $241 and $316 price points, a whopping $530 for the 3.2 GHz model is clearly too high given the small clock speed increments and the resulting miniscule performance benefits over the slightly slower models.
We used a 945G motherboard in our second test system.
CPU-Z is not yet able to detect both L2 caches. We took this screenshot while overclocking the Pentium Extreme Edition to 4 GHz.
- Pentium Extreme Edition And Pentium D 840 Under Scrutiny
- Intel's Changed Information Strategy
- Inside The Dual Core 'Smithfield'
- Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840
- Pentium D Processor 840
- Pentium D Pricing
- Intel Reference Cooler With More Copper And Larger Surface
- Overclocking To 4 GHz
- Test System: Anchor Creek Platform / 955X With DDR2-667
- Optional Dual Graphics
- Test Setup
- Benchmark Results
- DirectX 9
- Synthetic, Continued
- Performance Evaluation
- Conclusion: A Milestone To Be Set