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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: Intel FUD
By masher2 (blog) on 3/8/2006 3:33:59 PM , Rating: 2
> "I, on the other hand, will wait for the 3rd party unbiased info..."

So now you're saying Anand works for Intel?


RE: Intel FUD
By bob661 on 3/8/2006 9:27:20 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
So now you're saying Anand works for Intel?
I guess you don't get it. Anand ran benchmarks set up by Intel on machines prepared by Intel at a conference held by Intel. What other results do you expect to get in an environment like that? Just because they let Anand run the benchmarks doesn't mean there isn't any vanilla in the chocolate. YOU can go ahead a base your purchase decisions on this if you like. I'll wait for the shipping product AND the 3rd party unbiased benchmarks from Anandtech's lab. Thank you and have a nice day.


RE: Intel FUD
By masher2 (blog) on 3/8/2006 9:46:29 PM , Rating: 3
> "YOU can go ahead a base your purchase decisions on this if you like."

In case you missed it, the product isn't out yet. So there aren't any "purchase decisions" to be made.

As for Intel 'rigging' this test, they may have bent over backwards to slant the setup and choice of benchmarks to favor themselves, but any nonsense about them secretly crippling the AMD machine or such is just that. Nonsense. The AMD server and CPU are shipping products...nothing is stopping Anand or anyone else from getting the same machine, running the same benchmark, and seeing if the results correspond.



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