Intel Pentium D versus Core 2 duo

By Z@X
Sep 19, 2006
  1. After looking at new processors, i basically have 2 choices:pentium 4 or Core 2 Duo. I like to run multiple applications at once but also need raw processing power for 3d games.I don't want to spend more than 300$ so which processor is best for me?
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Hands down, the core 2 duo. It lays waste to the P4 D's.
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    The Core 2 Duo absolutely kills the Pentium D.
  4. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    These fellows speak the absolute truth. The Core 2 is without a doubt the current top performer, followed up by the FX and the X2, then the Athlon64. The P4 D ranks a distant 5th in terms of performance of high end chips in the market currently.

    Moreover, a P4 D can be found for extremely cheap - I've seen the 830 for $150 sometimes, on sale.

    I am currently using a P4 D 830 as my work station, and an X2 3800+ as my game station. The X2 absolutely dominates the 830, no contest. I'm replacing the P4 D with a Core 2 once I find someone to buy the older workstation off me.
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    Aren't Pentium 4 and Pentium D different processors? Then why do u call it the P4 D Soul Harvester?
    And he seems confused about it too, coz the thread says Pentium D and he's talking about a P4. WTF???
  6. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    No. Pentium 4 is a single-core processor, regardless of core.

    Pentium 4 D is any dual-core variant, meaning any CPU of the 8xx or 9xx series.

    They are not the same.
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