Pros Beats AMD athlon 64 x2, and uses less wattage than pentium extreme edition and pentium d.
Cons More expensive than Intel dual-core XEON 5160 (65 nm Intel Core Microarchitecture) which is faster than x6800.
Summary I bought a dell precision with this processor. It performs excellent. I'd compare this processor to amd athlon 64 x2 and I'm amazed by the results. There was no doubt that it can outperform amd. I compared this also to Dual-core xeon 5160 (65nm intel core microarchitecture). Xeon is the winner. I've heard that xeon defeated the opteron. Xeon has 1333mhz front side bus, but the x6800 has 1066 fsb. The prize of x6800 is around $1400 ,and the Xeon is $1000. I hate the prize of x6800. I want the prize to be around $800. That's why I rated this 9/10.
Pros very fast, performace and in smoothness
Cons not ment for too much over clocking.
Summary I personally thinking Intel is back
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