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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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RE: AMD fanboys
By Burning Bridges on 3/9/2006 1:33:14 PM , Rating: 2
Well, there is always the fact that you are comparing next-gen Intel chips to current gen AMD ones... ;]


RE: AMD fanboys
By JackPack on 3/10/2006 5:25:25 PM , Rating: 2
Generation? AM2 is a refresh.

Yeah, Intel is supposed to get their hands on a heavily NDA'd AM2 and show it to the world.

They overclocked the FX-60 to represent the increase in performance from AM2.


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