Please help I am having a PC built by Pc Specialist and i just want to make sure I have chose a good processor for gaming, Intel Pentium D 925 (2x3ghz) 800mhz fsb/2 x 2mb L2 cache. Or should i go for a intel core 2 duo?
the successor to the presler core you are thinking of purchasing is the core duo due to the new f a b design and lower soi wattage use
are you on a budget for the proccessor if so id suggest the newer core 2 duo in the same price bracket you can always upgrade at a later date
so if its a new build go for the new cpu core either the e4300 or the e4400 the e2160 beats the 925 in real world benchmarks and are thermally cooler chips
heres a quick post to give you an idea both the 925 and e2140 and e2160 are shown in link at bottom ,the e2140 is in the same league as the presler chip but is more efficient/cooler thus making the new tech better than the old hot chip hell the e2160 is only slightly slower than the more expensive e4300 if your wanting a good cpu id suggest the e2160 as it should only be an extra £4/5.00 as the pentium d 925 retails at around £55.00 ish give or take the e2160 is £58.20 again dependent on what the shop is going to charge you
both the price are what i found on the web when comparing 925 & e2160