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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: Question
By theprodigalrebel on 3/10/2006 3:34:42 AM , Rating: 2
Well, their next 2.8Ghz dual-core processor would be about 20% slower than Conroe 2.66...(Of course, this is assuming DDR2 does close to nothing to improve performance and the CPU architecture doesn't change much, like most people are saying around the Web)

How about AMD Athlon64 2128+? Maybe if it makes a difference, they can even up the rating to 2200+?;) Then, my A64 2800+ wouldn't look so bad!


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