Additionally the XE has the benefit of being multiplier unlocked which makes it interesting for overclocking. Most users will look at the lower clocked and much cheaper Pentium D and and try to overclock them to the level and beyond of the higher clocked versions. Nonetheless we can see that HT can still make a substantial difference when it is implemented on a dual core CPU. It offers performance that was unthinkable at this price level a short while ago, and the price is certainly affordable even for entry level systems. It depends on what socket that board is. Linux and Windows – No Boot. Processors not specifically listed by type and rated speed might have requirements unsupported by the design of the desktop board.
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The performance difference becomes even more pronounced in a multitasking environment. Show all Show less. Click here to become a Hardware Analysis registered user. This 955xvk string for example: Well, maybe they will reconsider this for keeping Smithfield competitive against a price reduced A64 X2?
Linux and Windows – No Boot. Otherwise there may be a chance the the fins will touch the power supply surface and not allow the sink to sit flat on the cpu. But for the time being we recommend any user considering a system change to have a close look at the 2. Dual core computing offers a inel performance benefit for most desktop users. Obviously Intel feels comfortable enough to keep it disabled for the time being and to make it a unique selling proposition for the XE.
Well, for my part I’ve already visited Zalman website and figured that the cooler requires “4. You can find this number on the processor or on the label that came with your boxed processor. Given the highly efficient design and low power consumption that signifies Dothan, Yonah is a much anticipated product. The browser version you are using is not recommended for this site. Safari Chrome IE Firefox. In the worst case there might be even a performance penalty.
Nonetheless we can see that HT can intl make a substantial difference when it is implemented on a dual core CPU. For this type of application a high-frequency or processor is still a better choice than one of the relative low clocked Pentium D CPUs.
Rumor has it that a chipset based desktop version is under consideration. Please register or login. HT truly shines in multitasking. Choose your processor family: I’m looking at the box for the cooler in front of me. Considering that these processors cost roughly the same, a dual core Pentium D is clearly better value for money. Intel officials are indicating that Presler will dissipate less heat than the Prescott based Smithfield core due to reduced current leakage.
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Intel Desktop Board D955XBK – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – i955X Series
We appreciate all feedback, but cannot reply or give product support. In all our multitasking scenarios we could see the 3.
After that we changed to water cooling. Intel has priced Pentium D very competitively, not only towards AMD but also against their own single 955xhk products. Unless the main system purpose is gaming, our favorite is the Pentium D It offers performance that was unthinkable at this price level a short while ago, and 955xvk price is certainly affordable even for entry level systems.
Overclocking on an Intel xbk .. help !
This core is known for high overclocking potential. Intel 955xb, – Right: But in such a rare case the user can disable HT as he wishes. When multitasking during gaming, the X2 excelled once more.