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Those Pentiums look so unattractive to me. (Except maybe the 35W one, for a passive build, I guess.)

Dual core with no HT and zero OC capability.
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Why is pentium still around?
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post #13 of 15
These Pentiums are good for a cheap HTPC; nothing else. They're just a bit faster than Core 2 Duo clock-for-clock, around 5-10%. The Athlon II X3 is typically faster, especially since you can over-clock, so it's a better choice for a budget gaming PC.
    
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Pentiums typically go into school computers and businesses that need computers for their workers.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Espair View Post
Why is pentium still around?
Because it is a well-built brand.
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