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Intel Pentium D 840 3.2GHz

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Pentium D 840 3.2GHz Performance Specification
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3.2 GHz
2 cores
LGA 775/ Socket T
Pentium D 840 3.2GHz Game Requirement Analysis

In April 2005, Intel's biggest rival, AMD, had x86 dual-core microprocessors intended for workstations and servers on the market, and was poised to launch a comparable product intended for desktop computers. As a response, Intel developed Smithfield, the first x86 dual-core microprocessor intended for desktop computers, beating AMD's Athlon 64 X2 by a few weeks. Intel first launched Smithfield on April 16, 2005 in the form of the 3.2 GHz Hyper-threading enabled Pentium Extreme Edition 840. On May 26, 2005, Intel launched the mainstream Pentium D branded processor lineup with initial clock speeds of 2.8, 3.0, and 3.2 GHz with model numbers of 820, 830, and 840 respectively. In March 2006, Intel launched the last Smithfield processor, the entry-level Pentium D 805, clocked at 2.66 GHz with a 533 MT/s bus. The relatively cheap 805 was found to be highly overclockable; 3.5 GHz was often possible with good air cooling. Running it at over 4 GHz was possible with water cooling, and at this speed the 805 outperformed the top-of-the-line processors (May 2006) from both major CPU manufacturers (the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 and Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 965) in many benchmarks including power consumption.

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Pentium D 840 3.2GHz vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Battlefield 2042 1082% 1607%
Forza Horizon 5 764% 1126%
Far Cry 6 1132% 1825%
Battlefield 6 1082% 1607%
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 1506% 2588%
Resident Evil 8 1168% 2256%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1132% 1905%
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 736% 1495%
Elden Ring 561% 1082%
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora 499% 1255%
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