Using the Pentium D in 2017 - Gaming and Video Editing on Intel's First Dual-Core CPU

author TerabyteCoyote   1 years ago

The Intel Pentium D, released in 2005, was the world's FIRST dual-core desktop processor. Technically based on two Pentium 4 processors on one die, it was a slow, power hungry, and hot CPU, but can you game, edit video, and use the Pentium D in 2017? Is it obsolete?

We tried to play games on the Pentium D 820, steam video, and browse the web on this old CPU. Watch the video for the results.

Games tested on the Pentium D: Rocket League (2015), Portal 2 (2011), and Far Cry 2 (2008)

Testbench Specs:
CPU: Intel Pentium D 820 2.8 GHz w/ BTX CPU heatsink
RAM: 2 GB DDR2 667
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 3650
HDD: Terabyte Coyote

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ANA Presets Volume 7 - Synthwave / Retrowave by Sonic Academy

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Pentium D wallpaper by ArRoW-4-U

Stock photo of Pentium D machines in computer lab

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