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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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Wrong Chip
By kristof007 on 3/8/2006 3:34:46 AM , Rating: 2
Anand's AMD chip was a A64 X2 @ 2.8Ghz .. it was not an FX-60 as the newspost states.

RE: Wrong Chip
By DarthPierce on 3/8/2006 9:22:40 AM , Rating: 2
Please explain what the difference between an x2 at 2.8 and an FX60 at 2.8 would be.

RE: Wrong Chip
By BaronMatrix on 3/8/2006 3:57:22 PM , Rating: 2
The FX is tweaked out closer to an Opteron. If you look at some comparisons between the two the FX wins at every clock speed. (overclocked) I'm interested to see what would happen if the COnroe was matched against the FX57 which is designed to run a 2.8GHz. The FX57 ALWAYS beats the FX60 in single threaded (most games) apps.

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