Microcenter is awesome.
It is a great deal for a fun dual core toy to play with. But since it has only 2mb of L2 cach and only 2 cores without Hyperthreading it is severely handicapped in most newer high threaded games compared to a i5 quad core w/o HT Pentium AV edition blazing away at 4.5ghz+. Do not get me wrong for the money your getting a lot of speed if it can OC good. I would love to have one to just play with...but I am pinching pennies at the moment
I have read the reviews on the OC'ed Pentium AV Edition and even the i3 dual cores with 3mb L2 cach and HT are beating it in most gaming situations let alone a i5 true quad core. Almost all games these days want over 2 threads to work with and the benchmarks show that clearly. Just think of the games coming out in the future with the consoles sporting so many threads the new Pentiums 2 threads just will not be able to keep up with the games requests for action for this and that along with dat and.....you should understand what i am getting at.
Man I wish they gave it at least Hyperthreading since it is the 20th AV edition of the pentium and heck of a lot of them supported HT over the years. That would have made this really great $100 combo deal a Super OMG deal
Since it could juggle 4 threads at once.
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