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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 Mithan on 3/7/2006 6:11:34 PM , Rating: 2
Nice for Intel.

But really, only an idiot expected Intel to be behind forever.

They regained their performance legacy, but lets hope they don't regain their old price premium legacy as well...

RE: Nice
By zsdersw on 3/7/2006 6:13:38 PM , Rating: 2
only an idiot expected Intel to be behind forever.

True. Unfortunately, there are a lot of idiots here.. and elsewhere.

RE: Nice
By ZmaxDP on 3/7/2006 10:30:03 PM , Rating: 4
You know, I was once told that if you call anyone you don't know an idot, you are only being one yourself. As such, I'll refrain from directly calling you an idot since I don't know. But I will suggest you're well on your way... Seriously, either this forum is populated by a bunch of angst ridden teenagers convinced they are the smartest humans alive, or we've got a bunch of repressed 40 something geeks in a mid-life crisis... Do we have to call everyone else dumb or can we try giving a little benefit of the doubt?

Beyond that, I can't think of anyone that didn't expect Intel to have something to show sometime soon. In fact, I think most everyone was shocked it took them so long to do it. I am as rabid an AMD fanboy as anyone, but I am not idiot enough to think that my devotion to AMD will keep them performing better than Intel for all time. I was an AMD fan before they were the fastest kid on the block, and I'll be an AMD fan still when conroe comes out.


I would remind the naysayers and Intel fanboys that AMD has held their speeds and product cycles relatively static the last year or more. The few people I know at AMD are acting rather smug even with these conroe benchmarks out. Only time will tell what they have up their sleeves, or if it is pure bravado. All I'm saying is that Conroe is still a ways away, and unlike Intel AMD remains rather secretive about their product launches and innovations. So, just don't count them out. They may not have a Conroe killer lurking in the bushes, but I imagine they at least have something that can come close planned otherwise there would be a lot more scrambling going on.

My two cents...

RE: Nice
By zsdersw on 3/8/2006 6:56:41 AM , Rating: 2
How long have you been reading/posting here? Before the relatively recent layout change on this site there were a bunch of people who appeared totally convinced that AMD would remain in the lead indefinitely. There are less since the change but there are still quite a few. 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. I also said "elsewhere" because this is not their only home.

And please.. don't be so melodramatic about how we shouldn't call people "dumb". Boo hoo. This is the Internet. Anyone who takes something personally on here *really* has a problem and should probably seek in-person professional help.

RE: Nice
By bobobeastie on 3/8/2006 8:46:31 AM , Rating: 2
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.

Life must be fun when you write your own dictionary.

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.

No mention of AMD or its fans there

RE: Nice
By masher2 on 3/8/2006 9:25:13 AM , Rating: 3
> "No mention of AMD or its fans there..."

It's implicit in definition #1. Anyone who expects a dynamic situation to remain forever unchanged certainly fits the description of a "foolish or stupid person".

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