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Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 Dual-Core CPU Review

Started by: kevin | Date 05/18/05 06:16:03 PM
Comments: 150 | Last Comment:  09/01/16 06:17:10 PM

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Is there someone here good at math and electricity?

i would like some one to make some calculations of a Intel system running during 2 years 6 hours a day vs an AMD. To see if their low price pays off the electricity.

Also all reviews of Intel glued processors vs amd dual core processor denote the low price of the processor, but forget the price of the mobo and the price of the DDR2 667 RAM.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 05/20/05 03:02:47 AM]
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Well a i945 motherboard, and DDR2-533 ram shouldn't be that much? The i945 and 955 Series chipsets do support ram besides DDR2-667.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 05/21/05 03:18:36 PM]
Just take this pretty optimistic figure Pentium D consumes 70W more on average (C'n'C taken into accounted) so:
70W(Watt)*6h(hour)*300(days)*2(yrs) = 252000Wh = 252kWh per 2yrs of casual(mostly idle) usage (my PC runs at least 10-14hrs/365days)

to calculate the price You have to multiply this 252 number with your price per kWh(kiloWatthour) {1kWh ~ 3.6MegaJoule}

here in Slovakia it makes 252*0.15EUR = 38EUR ~ $50 per 2yrs (average active lifespan of CPU is ~5yrs)

Suppose Californians won't be so pleased ;)

Also You should take into account the cost of electricity for airconditioning that might be asociated and may be as high or even higher !

0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 05/22/05 10:29:03 AM]

go AMD!!!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 02/07/06 11:03:56 AM]


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