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Postby lilpaki » Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:32 am

from the benchmarks iv seen in games, the increase in performance isnt THAT great, nothing like the hype suggested.....
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Postby Sabrewings » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:31 pm

lilpaki wrote:from the benchmarks iv seen in games, the increase in performance isnt THAT great, nothing like the hype suggested.....


Let's put it this way:

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=5692&page=3

The E6600 Conroe which ties and beats the FX-62 in nearly every test prices at $250. The FX-62 (which is nearly maxed on clocks) prices at over $1000. Now, we've seen that modest water cooling can take Conroe up about 2ghz.

Simple picture, for a quarter the cost you get roughly the same performance as an FX-62 with much more overclocking headroom.

Enough?
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Postby DAVE1 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:02 pm

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Postby lilpaki » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:02 pm

yea price performance to the side, what im saying is that i feel conroe was a LITTLE hyped up. i agree it is awesome and i probably would go the intel route, but i feel that the performance increase was a little exaggerated. rember this is completly new technology, 65nm Vs 90.....
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Postby Sabrewings » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:57 pm

lilpaki wrote:yea price performance to the side, what im saying is that i feel conroe was a LITTLE hyped up.


To each his own. I feel the hype and wait was worth it. Less power draw than A64, way more performance per buck, and so much overclockability. And it's just getting started.

$250 for a processor that can throw down with the FX-62? Sold.
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Postby YouGiveMeRash!!! » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:22 pm

Yeah, conroe is looking awesome.

I'll probably build a new PC next year, so a lot could change until then. I've been using AMD for the past couple years since they have clearly had the edge in performance vs. price.

As for now, I'm leaning towards going with a Conroe if AMD doesn't step up.

Water+Conroe= :twisted:
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Postby drogon » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:02 am

I just added something to my summer wishlist....can any guess what it is?
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Postby Southwind25 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:08 am

Some reading on the subject
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While AMD has just finished launching their new platform, we're still waiting for retail availability of the Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors. All of the preview testing that we have conducted is extremely promising, and while there may be a few benchmarks that AMD can continue to win, we're quite certain that Intel will hold the overall performance crown in the near future. The one major question that remains unanswered -- and we're not too optimistic here -- is what the retail availability of Core 2 Duo parts will be at launch. Intel's prices on Core 2 Duo parts are pretty competitive, but if supply can't keep up with demand we expect to see some price gouging in the short-term. It may be that your best bet for getting a Core 2 Duo configuration near launch will be by purchasing a computer from a system vendor: Dell, HP, Falcon Northwest, VoodooPC, etc. That's all in the future, however, so let's look at the current processor offerings.

http://www.anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.aspx?i=2782&p=3
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