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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 Wwhat on 3/7/2006 7:55:05 PM , Rating: 2
Sure, I'm going to believe an intelcontrolled test, no problem, btw, they also reported that AMD has WMD, slides at, shocking stuff.

By jrogerstn on 3/7/2006 8:56:15 PM , Rating: 2
is this a bad attempt at humor? WMD??

By Wwhat on 3/8/2006 5:30:46 AM , Rating: 3
bad attempt at humorous sarcasm.
But seriously though, who can believe a company's own test in the first place, and a company with a history of BS claims in the second place?

By PLaYaHaTeD on 3/7/2006 8:58:32 PM , Rating: 2
Sure, I'm going to believe an intelcontrolled test, no problem, btw, they also reported that AMD has WMD, slides at, shocking stuff.

they took the page down before i could See! how cAn i use google to Review these slides with their CAche? can SoMebody help?

By devolutionist on 3/8/2006 9:23:50 AM , Rating: 2

By matthewfoley on 3/8/2006 10:29:21 AM , Rating: 2

By PLaYaHaTeD on 3/8/2006 11:51:19 AM , Rating: 2
in case you missed it, take a look at all the capital letters in my post....i wonder if anyone will figure it out..

By fxyefx on 3/7/2006 9:32:55 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah... that whole intel-provided-machines thing rings of oddness.
Makes me feel like waiting longer before buying my college laptop, though...

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