Which processor is "better"?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hapaboy, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. Price and all other hardware components being equal, between these two systems which should perform faster?

    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6300 (1.86GHz, 1066 FSB)


    Pentium D Processor 820 with Dual Core Technology (2.80GHz, 800FSB)

    The Core 2 Duo's are newer (I think) and have a faster bus, but the older Pentium D has a faster clock speed.

    I'm helping a totally non-tech savvy individual get a new computer, but they don't need it for trading, just normal stuff like e-mail, word processing, Excel, and web surfing, so I'm looking at a little older budget-priced stuff.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. E6300 but if you can wait for the E6320 out in 2nd quarter, it will have double the cache (4mb) for the same price
  3. Thank you.