Pentium D 805 VS. AMD Athlon 64 X2

Sazar

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Here's what I've seen. The D805 overclocked to 3.9ghz (easily) will beat an X2 3800 stock. Although, the X2 3800 overclocked to 2.5ghz (not as easy) will beat a D805 overclocked.

BUT, I would say that if there is intention to go to C2D, I would go with the D805 to reduce expenses in the future.

Perhaps when you oc the hell out of it, v/s a stock 3800+, you'll notice same or better performance.

However, check this article.

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2736&p=1

Note the power usage at the end. Now, extrapolate the increase in power consumption as you overclock 1ghz and think about thermals and lifespan of the product.
 
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Lee: if i remember correctly, they said that their next socket (think it's gonna be called AM3) will support AM2, as well as DDR2 and DDR3. could have changed though.... so i dunno.

Last I heard the AM3 will work in selected "new model" AM2 MBs. It won't be a drop in replacement for existing systems. There were also issues with working with DDR2 and DDR3. I forget the details. We won't know for sure until they are on the street.

The Intel 775 upgrade path to core 2 and quad core is for real now.
 

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i got a system with the amd x2 4200, i love this setup runs smooth, whats the average temp for a cpu like that??
 

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1 meelyon degrees.

:cool:

I dunno, stock cooler should idle around 40C I think.
 

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