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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 6.0.1.3 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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RE: Press Duty
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 3/7/2006 9:29:34 PM , Rating: 2
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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?

Correct. I saw a market for a news website about a year ago, and we started to put the wheels in motion then. Anand saw an opportunity to knuckle down and concentrate on reviews, while I made myself available to write about just about whatever tickled my fancy.

While we do not compete against AnandTech (its a different market, different reader), collaboration between the two sites does not extend beyond the fact that he hosts my RSS feeds as a very generous favor.

Kristopher


RE: Press Duty
By Questar on 3/8/2006 9:49:22 AM , Rating: 2
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collaboration between the two sites does not extend beyond the fact that he hosts my RSS feeds as a very generous favor.


And your user authentication is going through AT servers using AT's user database.

Sounds like an affiliate relationship to me.


RE: Press Duty
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 3/8/2006 1:19:28 PM , Rating: 2
DailyTech has it's own user database. We tied our authentication module against one of Anand's databases so that all of the readers accustomed to ATNews would not have to re-register.

Last I checked, AP does not need to mention the NYT sends its news to if they talk about an NYT article. The relationship between DT and AT is no different.

Kristopher


RE: Press Duty
By masher2 (blog) on 3/8/2006 1:50:35 PM , Rating: 3
Ignore these knuckleheads. Relationship or not, it certainly isn't one that needs to be disclosed in this case. These people are confused about journalistic ethics and what it entails.

Ethics would require you to disclose a relationship only if you were reporting upon Anandtech itself, especially in such a manner with potential financial gain.



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