Pentium Dual 805 2.66 GHz clocked over 4GHz...

Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by Mainframeguy, May 23, 2006.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    No way am I especially tempted to get into overclocking and messing about with things myself, but I know many are...

    so when I came across this article I thought I'd share it because it does look like the sort of thing that could (almost) justify the practice to me....
     
  2. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Yeah I saw that actical, makes me want to go out and buy one.
     
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Although pushing the clockspeed upwards sounds good for performance, I'd prefer it if the manufacturers just produce a cpu with a low clockspeed and low power consumption that does almost the same amount of work as one with a high clockspeed..... the likes of Pentium M
     
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    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    This won't happen because most of the buying public associates the clock speed with the amount of work that it can do.
     
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    The thing is an Athloon 64 3500+ on Winchester core already provides the same processing throughput that you get with a pentium overclocked to 4Ghz. I belive it was either HardOCP or THG have the article where that was discovered though I could be wrong.
     
  6. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Yes, it is proven that an AMD64 3500+ is the equivelance of a 4hz Pentium 4 Prescott. BUT, that is not a Dual core Pentium. Anyway, that 4ghz intel will be surpassed by the Conroe, Which will be surpassed by something else.

    It's a steal of a deal if you want high end power, for low end cash. That's why I like overclocking so much.
     
  7. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    i also saw that article and am very tempted. but i don't want to get into watercooling though, which is what you'd need at the 4ghz mark.
     
  8. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Even if you get to the 3.6ghz range, you've still got a powerful processor for $130
     
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  10. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Or wait for Conroe processors to come down. Either way, it's a never ending battle.
     
  11. LeeJend

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    lol, or wait until the quad core AM2 chips come out in 2008.
     
  12. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Quad core Intel chips will be out before AMD delivers in 2008.