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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: Remember
By BaronMatrix on 3/7/2006 10:18:21 PM , Rating: 2
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Impressive benchmarks by Intel, but remember Conroe is on 65nm process while AMD is still on 90nm; it means AMD still have some headroom.




Intel finally did something right. I figured they would get some good increases out of Conroe, but this may force AMD to go with the extra FP registers sooner rathe rthan later. I have PCs from both companies but until now have never used a faster comparable Intel. I'm sure AMD knew what would happen. They still have 6 months to make more tweaks to Rev F. I also heard that they WILL support 1066MHz DDR2( not that there will bemuch around).

As others have said this is good for consumers. I won't have to wait as long for my FX60.

I noticed though that Intel has changed from a Server compnay to a desktop one so it seems like they aren't doing much to hurt Opteron dual cores. Aaaah, competition


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