View Full Version : Processors, Intel 530 vs 630, what should I get?

04-08-05, 07:27 AM

I'm thinking about a new PC to replace my aging P3-933mhz piece of junk and can't decide on what processor I should get, I've made my mind up on an Intel based system. I do a fair bit of web development at home and my brother uses Autocad for Architecture work, the system will be used for games and the ability to overclock would be good too.

what I want to know is what processor should I go for? the 530 or the 630 3Ghz chips? The price is only 20 or so different.

Any ideas for what I should go for?


04-08-05, 07:37 AM
Intel??? :barf: "aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhh"!!!!!!!! only kidding :D

The 630 has an extra 1mb of cache which make it a total of 2mb while the 530 only has one. Read this article http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20050221/index.html

04-08-05, 09:02 AM
Intel 630 3.0ghz because its 64bit and 2mb l2 cache.
Beware, its gonna get burning hot.

i wuld also wanna suggest, amd64 is better option than the above.he choice is urs

04-08-05, 09:22 AM
Yes the 630 definetely. 2MB L2 and 64 bit instructions. Although I would take an AMD 3500+ over it any day

04-08-05, 08:18 PM
630, btw N0 (6 series P4) doesn't burn as hot as 5 series P4 (E0, D0 or the retarrded C0)

04-10-05, 12:07 AM
AMD IS DEFINITELY A BETTER OPTION IF YOU'RE A GAMER!!! I'm still stuck with my Intel piece of junk, but I'll get by for now. There isn't a big difference between the 630 and 530 other than the extra cache and the 64-bit extensions. Both will not offer you much of an increase in the subpar performance of both these CPUs.

04-10-05, 01:41 AM
If u r going Intel then the 630 would be
your best bet for sure. :)

But if I were u I would really
think hard about going Intel
these days.
The AMD64 rules in gaming by far.
You just cannot beat the AMD64.

Intel has nothing to even come close.

04-10-05, 09:32 AM
Thanks for the advice guys, I must go away and make a decision now!