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E2160 vs. Pentium D 930

post #1 of 7
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Which is better.

Ignore the huge 1.8 vs. 3.0GHz desparity.

Which is better for:

Gaming @ 1280x1024
Encoding
Joining videos with HJSplit
General multitasking

Assume that there will be NO OVERCLOCKING DONE on either of the chips.
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post #2 of 7
gaming: 2160
encoding: 930
joining: ? (if the workload is decoding/encoding then the 930)
multitasking: 2160 will feel more responsive, the pentium D is good for one thing only: encoding

If you were to consider performance/W in stead of pure performance the 2160 is better even at encoding.
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Okay.

Right now my Pentium D is a chug.

It can barely run anything, and my HD4550 sees 70-80% usage which suggests a bottleneck in the CPU.

With the E2160 I will be able to run most games at low-med settings depending on the game, right?

I don't expect this to be a monster gamer, as long as it will run the games at playable framerates, I'm a happy camper.
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post #4 of 7
Check this Link
Not quite familiar with this site's rep but despite the huge clock difference,
the e2160 beats a Pentium D 935.
You better OC that e2160
post #5 of 7
The E2160 is better, even in gaming

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/cpu-charts-2007/compare,354.html?prod[676]=on&prod[683]=on

If that link doesnt work go here, select any benchmark on the list, on the next page put a check mark in each cpu and select compare at the bottom..
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/c...hmarks,14.html
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post #6 of 7
also agree with the E2160,
or can you buy something like an E3300, its a great little overclocker at the same budget,
one of the mods on this site has his at 4ghz
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post #7 of 7
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Sigh, I got outbidded.

Still, useful knowing that this chip is a heck lot better than what I have right now.

I can't OC it since I'm on an OEM Asus board.

However, that isn't stopping me from doing the BSEL mod.

What do I need?
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