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BIOS issues and other concerns are addressed

Anandtech was able to score a second session with Intel's Conroe and an overclocked AMD FX-60. Some concerns and issues were raised concerning the first test, so Anand addresses them with this update.

The performance picture with regards to Conroe hasn’t really changed all that much - on average we’re still seeing a bit over a 20% increase in performance over an overclocked Athlon 64 FX-60.  While it’s worth noting that these results should be taken with a grain of salt, we really were not able to determine any cause for suspicion based on Intel’s setups.  The machines were as clean as they could get, with the BIOS oversight having no tangible impact on most performance.

After this second round of tests, there doesn't appear to be anything malicious or underhanded going on Intel's part. The BIOS had little to no effect on performance and the Conroe still comes out on top. Now all we have to do is wait for AM2 Athlons.


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By Sensai on 3/9/2006 12:30:40 PM , Rating: 2
hehe.. you're giving your hopes up for nothing... AMD won't go down that easily.... the current 939 and very soon AM2 is what they have now. 90nm am2 is not expected to do any significant jumps in power and performance as we perceive conroe will do. you can hope that the next significant architecture improvement or 65 nm (for wattage) move covers even more ground.


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