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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: Real Comparisons
By m3a2 on 3/9/2006 10:13:41 PM , Rating: 2
What i'm saying is this, if they want to claim 20% over their previous chip let them benchmark against that chip and prove it. Benchmarking against your competators chip and claiming % over it and your other chips smells fishy. Oh well we will see in 6 months what happens.


RE: Real Comparisons
By m3a2 on 3/9/2006 10:15:24 PM , Rating: 2
Also is it true, that they ran the AMD with video drivers optimized for the Intel chip?


RE: Real Comparisons
By JackPack on 3/10/2006 1:14:53 AM , Rating: 2
No.


RE: Real Comparisons
By Maskarat on 3/10/2006 7:50:05 AM , Rating: 2
Are you high on dope?? Cause you certainly are blowin smoke out from your @*s


RE: Real Comparisons
By masher2 (blog) on 3/10/2006 8:55:22 AM , Rating: 3
> Benchmarking against your competators chip and claiming % over it and your other chips smells fishy..."

Lol, I actually had to read this twice to convince myself someone actually typed such nonsense. Comparing your product directly to your competitors is "fishy"?

A mind is a terrible thing to waste...


RE: Real Comparisons
By clnee55 on 3/10/2006 12:19:00 PM , Rating: 2

Since you don't believe what Anand did and said, I am 100% sure you won't believe what Intel would do and say. TRy another excuse to support your pain.

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"What i'm saying is this, if they want to claim 20% over their previous chip let them benchmark against that chip and prove it. Benchmarking against your competators chip and claiming % over it and your other chips smells fishy. Oh well we will see in 6 months what happens."


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