AnandTech today had an hour alone with Conroe and an overclocked AMD Athlon 64 FX-60. Intel had two systems available for testing: the first computer was an Athlon 64 FX-60 overclocked to 2.8GHz running on a DFI RD480 motherboard. The other system was a Conroe running at 2.66GHz on an Intel 975X motherboard. Anand compared several video games: Quake 4, Half Life 2 - Lost Coast, Unreal Tournament 2004, and F.E.A.R. Along with the video games, Windows Media Encoder 9, DivX 6.1, and iTunes 18.104.22.168 were also tested.
While we're still comparing to Socket-939 and only using RD480, it does seem very unlikely that AMD would be able to make up this much of a deficit with Socket-AM2 and RD580. Especially looking at titles like F.E.A.R. where Conroe's performance advantage averages over 40%, it looks like Intel's confidence has been well placed.
When the tests were finished, it was obvious that AMD will have a lot of work to do if it wants to try and match the performance from Conroe.
quote: We won't say it's impossible as anything can happen, but we couldn't find anything suspicious about the setups.
quote: I wasn't there so I can't say with 100% assurance that there was no rigging, however I do believe the Anandtech crew when they say:
quote: So now you're saying Anand works for Intel?
quote: If you don't believe Anand, why you believed him when he reported AMD was better in the past.
quote: Impressive benchmarks by Intel, but remember Conroe is on 65nm process while AMD is still on 90nm; it means AMD still have some headroom.
quote: How do you know if they are very secretive?
quote: ....They now have more money than they have ever had before and have been licensing all sorts of new technologies....
quote: When you refer traffic to one of your affiliate sites, you really should disclose that AnandTech is related to DailyTech. Other reputable news sources do this.
quote: Just out of curiosity, do you take this angle so that when DT breaks stories that other companies can't because of NDAs, no consequence can come to AT?
quote: collaboration between the two sites does not extend beyond the fact that he hosts my RSS feeds as a very generous favor.
quote: Sure, I'm going to believe an intelcontrolled test, no problem, btw, they also reported that AMD has WMD, slides at intel.com/proofofamdwmd, shocking stuff.
quote: only an idiot expected Intel to be behind forever.
quote: And since one of the many definitions of "idiot" is someone who expects AMD to remain in the lead indefinitely and there are quite a few here who fit that definition, there are quite a few idiots here.
1. A foolish or stupid person.
2. A person of profound mental retardation having a mental age below three years and generally being unable to learn connected speech or guard against common dangers. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.
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