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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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Exciting...
By Regs on 3/8/2006 7:29:09 AM , Rating: 2
We all can agree that CPU speeds and performance have been growing in quick sand for the past 4 years. Only minor increases and MHz boosts. I'm glad at least Intel has something to offer us with all these games that are CPU limited. It would be a shame however to see AMD leave it's long glory sitting on the performance crown. But if growth of performance means it has to leave it's thrown then so be it. I just hope AMD can combat Intel's new architecture in considerable timing. I would be amazed if they can come back from this with something faster. Not surprised, but amazed. I want the term "CPU Limited" to be the thing of the past.




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