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Intel back at top?
« on: April 06, 2006, 10:33:57 AM »
Conroe 2.4GHz + 965Chipset, 1M Super Pi: Just 21 secs =o

Source: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=95021&page=1

My AMD64 @2.4Ghz takes 38 secs (just for comparison).  I hope the new line of AMD's has some hidden features that they are keeping quiet about, otherwise Intel will be king again once they release these chips in June/July.  Not that that is a bad thing, it will force AMD to lower prices seeing as the Conroe 2.4Ghz is estimated at being around $300.

I guess we will just have to wait and see tho, cant exactly base everything on one benchmark of a pre final product. =)

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Re: Intel back at top?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2006, 10:40:23 AM »
That still looks pretty amazing though.

Now if intels cpu cost about the same as AMD's ones, intel will prolly be back on the top for good ;)
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Re: Intel back at top?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2006, 10:51:44 AM »
A little price comparison for ya:

AMD Socket AM2 Lineup

Athlon 64 FX-62 | 2.80GHz | 2 x 1MB L2 Cache | $1236

Athlon 64 X2 5000+ | 2.60GHz | 2 x 512KB L2 Cache (?) | $696
Athlon 64 X2 4800+ | 2.40GHz | 2 x 1MB L2 Cache | $645
Athlon 64 X2 4600+ | 2.40GHz | 2 x 512KB L2 Cache | $558
Athlon 64 X2 4400+ | 2.20GHz | 2 x 1MB L2 Cache | $469
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ | 2.20GHz | 2 x 512KB L2 Cache | $365
Athlon 64 X2 4000+ | 2.00GHz | 2 x 1MB L2 Cache (?) | $328
Athlon 64 X2 3800+ | 2.00GHz | 2 x 512KB L2 Cache | $303

Intel Lineup

("Conroe") Core Duo E6700 | 2.67GHz | 1066MHz FSB | 4MB Shared L2 Cache | $530
("Conroe") Core Duo E6600 | 2.40GHz | 1066MHz FSB | 4MB Shared L2 Cache | $316
("Conroe") Core Duo E6400 | 2.13GHz | 1066MHz FSB | 2MB Shared L2 Cache | $244
("Conroe") Core Duo E6300 | 1.86GHz | 1066MHz FSB | 2MB Shared L2 Cache | $209

(these were compiled by someone else, but he did give links to his sources).

Who knows though, these prices could be way off, but if there anything like that then its no contest atm....as i said, AMD will hopefully reduce their prices accordingly to try and compete...guess we shouldnt think about upgrading our CPU's till these are both released and they've been benchmarked properly....altho with Apple recently releasing a patch so their hardware can run WindowsXP, probs be allot of people going for Mac anyway.

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Re: Intel back at top?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2006, 12:00:57 PM »
My cpu is powerful enough right now anyways, and my budget doesnt allow getting a new one too ;)

I usually get new cpus pretty late anyways, and i never get the newest one, too expensive ;)
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Re: Intel back at top?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2006, 11:17:13 AM »
Intel are always expensive, even if its damn old.
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Re: Intel back at top?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2006, 06:32:35 PM »
Well i will be upgrading, deffo, want a dual core CPU....but im gonna wait for both the upcoming CPU's to be released and properly benchmarked b4 i decide which to get....

Well either that or just get a AMD 64 X2 4400+ (afterwards ofcourse, should save me a few ????) :)