is this a fast pentium at the moment?

  jimdee79 20:12 07 Dec 05

hi is the following quite a fast pentium at the moment?

Pentium 4 650 (3.4GHz with 2mb cache)64bit


  Diodorus Siculus 20:20 07 Dec 05

Yes is the short answer.

A more detailed answer is that it is close to top of the range and performance will depend on what it is being used for and in conjunction with what other hardware.

  ade.h 20:33 07 Dec 05

It's one step above mine and is one of the faster single-core models. All the 600 series have 2MB level 2 caches. 500s have a 1MB cache. I think the dual-core models are 800s, while 700's are Pentium Ms.

  jimdee79 20:34 07 Dec 05

thanks i have the following new system on its way to me... is this a decent PC set up at the moment?

Pentium 4 650 3.4GHz - 650 Prescott processsor with hyper-threading. 800 Mhz FSB 2 MB cache coupled with intel EM64T ready for 64 bit windows

160 GB Hard Drive

1G Fast DDR2 533MHz Ram

ATI radeon PowerColor X800 GT graphics card click here

9-in-1 media card reader for camera cards

NEC DVD +/- RW 16X Burner- with dual layer capeablity

7 USB2 ports (2 front 5 rear)

Microsoft Windows XP Home

any good?!

  Diodorus Siculus 20:35 07 Dec 05

Sounds good on paper. :-) Will you disclose the price?

  jimdee79 20:36 07 Dec 05

$370 not bad i think?

  Diodorus Siculus 20:41 07 Dec 05

US$ - excellent price.

I'll be over in Indiana in Feb. Might well pick myself up one or two while there ;-)

  mike1967 20:42 07 Dec 05

£370 dollars somehow i doubt it

  jimdee79 20:45 07 Dec 05

i'm in the UK... so what i typed was correct £370... thats $642 US dollars at the moment.

  mike1967 20:46 07 Dec 05

It fall off the back of a lorry?

  Diodorus Siculus 20:46 07 Dec 05

That's a pity - the dollar price sounded better to me!

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