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Thread: Are Intel Pentium D 945 Presler CPU's good?

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    Default Are Intel Pentium D 945 Presler CPU's good?

    They seem like a great bargan considering the speed they are advertised at and the fact that its a Dual-core CPU. Whats the catch???

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    Ontario, Canada

    Default Re: Are Intel Pentium D 945 Presler CPU's good?

    That is nit a great bargain considering you can get an E6300 or even a E4300 for pennies more that will plain smoke that chip into the ground. GHz VS GHz the Pentium D @ 3.2GHz is about half as fast as a Core 2 Duo @ 1.8GHz.

    The catch: They are desperate to sell them because noone wants them.
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    Minnesota, United States

    Default Re: Are Intel Pentium D 945 Presler CPU's good?

    Pentium D used to be great. You could get a dual-core processor and motherboard for $100 less than the cheapest socket 939 X2 setup. This is no longer the case. Take a look at the X2 3800 and X2 3600. Within $20 of the cheapest Pentium D, with similarly priced motherboards, these will outperform their Intel price counterparts in all applications by a significant margin, despite being 600-1000MHz slower. Never mind the thermal properties. Pentium Ds are quite toasty compared to X2s.

    To answer the specific question, no, the 945D is not good. It fails to even simulate mediocrity. For less money, you can get a cheaper X2 or Core 2 Duo that will outperform it by 10-30% while maintaining 40-60% of its heat output and power consumption.

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