Intel Dual Core CPU

By hadoud76 · 7 replies
Apr 14, 2006
  1. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    The Pentium D EE are the only ones that support Hyper-threading if I remember correctly. Those are VERY expensive. $900 - $1000.
  2. hadoud76

    hadoud76 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    This much???They've gotta be really really really strong don't you think
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Yet they're not. Go figure. :p
  4. hadoud76

    hadoud76 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    What do you mean Doudou?They've gotta be really something, a dual core cpu 3.2ghz and supporting hyper-threading technology!
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    It's Didou, not Doudou. & look up any review of the latest Pentium EE (I believe it's he 965). It's hotter & slower then a comparable Athlon64 X2/FX.
  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    I just spit my coffee out in a fine misty spray.
  7. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    Hadoud76, Hyperthreading is nothing to get excited about. It is simply Intel's marketing name for SMP (symetrical multi-threading). In certain applications it provides a 10% performance increase, in other applications it causes a 10% performance decrease, and in many cases, it makes no difference at all.

    It's all marketing... I'll give it to Intel, they have some of the best marketing people in the industry. AMD chose not to use SMP in their processors because in many cases it reduces performance (the 2 logical processors fight over shared resources of a single die)

    To be fair... the PDEE really is "something", it is a high performance processor. But like the rest of their CPU line, AMD has a processor that outperforms it. (that may change with the release of the Conroe cored Pentiums, but that remains to be seen and until then Intel still finishes last)
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