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It is apparent that Intel is extremely excited about the upcoming Conroe architecture

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 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.

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By fettaa23 on 3/7/2006 5:57:00 PM , Rating: 2
I never thought I'd see it, but the perfomance benefits of Conroe are staggering. Kudos to Intel, now for AMD to pull some fantastic R&D (and lower prices) :D

RE: Amazing...
By shaw on 3/7/2006 6:01:59 PM , Rating: 2
Performance increase is respectible! Now the only question is pricing!

RE: Amazing...
By mikecel79 on 3/7/2006 6:06:11 PM , Rating: 2
These were acutally posted a few weeks ago on DT.

RE: Amazing...
By Lifted on 3/7/2006 9:46:42 PM , Rating: 1
$316? I'll take 5! We're about to see AMD prices DROP. August should be a good time to short them.

RE: Amazing...
By redbone75 on 3/8/2006 4:53:05 AM , Rating: 2
How exactly is it possible to have something posted a few weeks ago when IDF started today?

RE: Amazing...
By matthewfoley on 3/8/2006 10:16:50 AM , Rating: 2
I believe he means the prices were posted.

RE: Amazing...
By wifuzzy on 3/7/2006 6:50:36 PM , Rating: 2
Hmmmm....thats a 75%-100% gain for Intel, under controlled conditions on Intel computers. Would be good if this was 100% true...but, I think there is a little more to this story. Time will tell

RE: Amazing...
By wifuzzy on 3/7/2006 8:20:57 PM , Rating: 2
Ok...maybe 50%-75%, still seems a little to good to be true

RE: Amazing...
By tarv on 3/8/2006 11:35:09 AM , Rating: 2
I am a big AMD fan, but Intel is such a huge company in comparison and it was just a matter of time before they got their sh!t together. Looks like were going to have some really nice competition for while now. I hope AMD can answer back and keep the scores very close. I think this can mean alot of processing power for less money once Conroe hits.

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