Intel 820 and 670 Processor Reviews
Subject: Processors | May 26, 2005 - 04:09 PM | Ryan Shrout
There are only a handful of the Intel 820 (2.8 GHz dual core) and 670 (3.8 GHz single core) reviews on the web this morning. I am still in the middle of benchmarking my set of CPUs, I should have an article up during Computex next week.
- Tech Report evaluates both processors in their usual, in-depth fashion with some mild humor. Twins be damned!
- Anandtech has reviewed the 670 processor as well, just another speed bump.
- Hot Hardware has seperated the processors in two articles: the 820 and the 670.
- Hexus is looking at both processors together and sees the good and bad in both.
IT'S THE GEEKY equivalent of a conversation that most guys would have about a Maxim girl versus the Olsen twins. Would you rather have a single, very fast CPU or a pair of somewhat slower processors? That's a tough question, and it's precisely the one that Intel has prompted by releasing a couple of new CPUs today, the Pentium D 820 and the Pentium 4 670. The P4 670 is the fastest single Pentium 4 processor ever released, running at nearly 4GHz. The Pentium D 820, meanwhile, runs a full gigahertz slower, but it has two complete Pentium 4-style CPU cores onboard for a very nice price.