Page 1:Pentium Extreme Edition And Pentium D 840 Under Scrutiny
Page 2:Intel's Changed Information Strategy
Page 3:Inside The Dual Core 'Smithfield'
Page 4:Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840
Page 5:Pentium D Processor 840
Page 6:Pentium D Pricing
Page 7:Intel Reference Cooler With More Copper And Larger Surface
Page 8:Overclocking To 4 GHz
Page 9:Test System: Anchor Creek Platform / 955X With DDR2-667
Page 10:Optional Dual Graphics
Page 11:Test Setup
Page 12:Benchmark Results
Page 13:DirectX 9
Page 17:Synthetic, Continued
Page 19:Performance Evaluation
Page 20:Conclusion: A Milestone To Be Set
Pentium D Pricing
|Pentium D 820 (2.8 GHz)||$241|
|Pentium D 830 (3.0 GHz)||$316|
|Pentium D 840 (3.2 GHz)||$530|
These numbers are not official, but it is likely that they won't change much.
The average thermal loss of the Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition processors will likely be higher again than earlier models, so it is fortunate that Intel did not forget to give them its SpeedStep technology. After enabling this feature in the BIOS and changing the Windows energy profile to 'mobile/portable', the system will be able to dynamically adjust the clock speed according to the current workload. However, we would love to see lower minimum clock speeds in order to further decrease thermal loss and energy consumption.
You need to enable the profile for mobile computers in order to use SpeedStep. All the settings below can be set independently.
- 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