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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: Interesting observations
By JackPack on 3/10/2006 5:15:40 PM , Rating: 2
What else can you expect from AMD apologists?

I especially love the one where they claim when 65nm AMD products ship in 1H'07, Intel will take the backseat again. Of course, they fail to mention Intel's 2H'07 45nm schedule.

Sometimes, they even claim 4 GHz K8 will be possible on 65nm, even though thus far 130nm->90nm has only brought AMD 400 MHz (FX-55->Opteron 256).


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