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E6300 (1.86GHz Conroe) vs Pentium 805 (2.66GHz Smithfield)

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by darude, 25 Jul 2006.

  1. darude

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Oct 2005

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    E6300 (1.86GHz Conroe) vs Pentium 805 (2.66GHz Smithfield)
    I think the simple answer is Conroe wins....

    I have someone looking to buy my system for the same price I paid..
    Question is... is it worth spending an extra £100 (?) or so to get the Conroe E6300 or shall I simply keep the D805 I already have?

    Does anyone know what the performance differences are?
    Another question... is there a mobo out there that supports both D805 and E6300?

    Cheers guys :)
     
  2. LanceCrossfire

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    805 are great value for money, but so are E6300's, i reckon that the E6300 being made on a smaller process and with a shorter instruction pipeline, will outperform the 805... the intel 975XBX is compatible with both out of the box, as is the ASrock, DFI and the 965 chipset gigabyte offerings...
     
  3. Indy500

    Capodecina

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    E6300 by miles. It even beats the 965EE Presler in some benchmarks.
     
  4. Raikiri

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    The 6300 on average is as fast as your 805... at stock when your 805 is at 3.8ghz. They overclock very well, with good air cooling you should see 2.5-2.6 before your board gives up :p then theres always volt mods etc.

    At those speeds it would be far faster than an FX60
     
  5. darude

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    Thanks, does that mean if I move from what I have to E6300 and paying an extra £100-150, I'm downgrading? I guess we're not comparing OC'd 6300 to OC'd 805 here.

    Some results of OC'd 6300 here - http://xtreview.com/review132.htm (don't know how real they are)
     
  6. LanceCrossfire

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    no... hes saying that a stock E6300 is faster the your OC'd 805...
     
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  7. Raikiri

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    Surely the 'far faster than an fx60' part gave that away? :cool:
     
  8. darude

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    Ah okay :)

    So, in terms of cost, it's worth sticking to the 805.
    But from a new buyer point of view.. is it worth going for the E6300 instead of the 805?
     
  9. LanceCrossfire

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    you probably wouldnt notice the difference tbh...unless you run benchmarks or render etc...
     
  10. Indy500

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    Conroe runs much cooler and consumes less power. ;)
     
  11. Tooks

    Wise Guy

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    I've been having similar thoughts about changing my 940 for an E6300, but looking around at benchies, gaming apart, the E6300 seems to be only around 10% faster in most things. That's with the E6300 at stock though, so overclocking it would give a bigger gap.

    But, to stop it getting too expensive, I'd be looking at something like the Asrock board which I believe might struggle to get the FSB high enough to overclock the E6300 past 2.1Ghz...

    Choosing a better board is the solution I guess, but then I'm looking at a lot more cash.

    If I brought an E6300, and like a lot of people I'm probably only considering that particular chip because it MAY be available in a couple of days, I'd start to yearn after a E6600 or similar! ;)

    The heat and power thing is something to consider though, but my 940 runs a lot cooler than my 805 anyway, but then if you're going to overclock the Conroe folks on here are seeing some high temps too...

    As ever, decisions decisions!!