Quote from mnagesw :
How does this processor compare with Core2duo E6600?
The E6600 is NOT a Core2Duo, its a Pentium Dual-Core.
Beating E6600 up at all. E6600 is totally crap. Even Intel Dual Core E5200 is better than it.
Wrong! Even the E6600 is faster than this A4. The A4 is the very low-end of the A-series lineup. According to passmark, the E6600 scores a 1902, while the A4-3400 only scores 1629.
The main advantage to the A-series is the integrated GPU. The integrated GPU performs on about the same level as the sandy-bridge graphics.
I'm going to have to pass on this one. That's alot of money up front...I'm sure the rebates will come, but considering that a Sandy Bridge G550 celeron is around $35 (retail, with fan), the ram is worth around $20 (after rebate).
Assuming we see a decent deal on a socket 1155 motherboard soon, the G550 is definitely the way to go. These sandy bridge celerons are actually quite impressive. Every older generation celeron was crap, but the sandy's hold their own.
At ~$35 retail, the G550 scores in at an impressive 2353
EDIT: Looks like only microcenter has the G550 @ $35. Tigerdirect and Newegg list it at $47.99 and $59.99 respectively
Last edited by samwathegreat; 12-12-2012 at 07:42 AM..
Agreed...this is a very cheap price but also a very weak CPU. I had a laptop with the mobile version of this processor and returned it...even for basic word processing and a sub $300 price it was a drag. And no, I don't hate AMD. I've always built my desktops with their processors.
However, passmark is not always accurate but it can give a rough idea.
I definitely agree that the G550 is the way to go. $35 cpu + $50 mb + $20 ram = $105 plus tax at Microcenter. No need for graphics card or rebates. The built in graphics is plenty for HTPC and helps conserve power.
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