quote: It didn't take retail chips for people to know that AM2 wasn't going to perform great straight off the bat
quote: As for your "facts" comment, are you trying to tell me all the benchmarkers thus far are in the pockets of Intel? Why do they lack credibility? Fact is Conroe is simply a great chip
quote: People didn't "know" anything about AM2, they guessed it.
quote: Even AMD said themselves before release that people shouldn't expect miracles from AM2 at release
quote: I'll agree that the chips improved to the point where there was a couple of degrees of improvement (disregarding the Semprons of course), but nothing to jump up and down about. And definitely nothing that would say the early previews/benchmarks were misleading
quote: You know full well that Anand had updated reviews as new ES chips became available to them
quote: When all is said and done, I just hope we'll see some good competition between Intel and AMD on the desktop