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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 trivik12 on 3/9/2006 1:03:23 PM , Rating: 2
I dont think AMD is going down at all. Only their revenue will be hit if they have to decrease prices once ICM releases. I think they will delay the decrease as much as they can. But by May-June we would know exact release date of ICM and discerning buyers will delay their purchase then if they know the prices will be going down.

So actually it will be good for computer enthusiasts (Intel and AMD) if they could get FX-60 for $500 like Conroe 2.67Ghz.


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