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Gaming Performance using Battlefield 2, Call of Duty 2 and Quake 4 Looking Ahead, the Conroe Comparison


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  • whitelight - Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - link


    And we'll be telling you exactly what low cost CPU that would be sometime next week...

    what cpu do you think it is? an opty 144?
  • swtethan - Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - link

    P-D 805 probably Reply
  • pnyffeler - Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - link

    I've always been a huge supporter of AMD, but parts of me get all tingly when I think of Conroe on the horizon.

    Talk about switching teams...
  • Googer - Thursday, March 23, 2006 - link

    AMD could possibly be more competitive with a 4 MB cache instead of 2MB the Current Athlon 64 has. It may or may not help much but conroe also has a 60MHz advantege over A64. Reply
  • BrownTown - Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - link

    Can we get some HT disabled tests, the replay bug really messes with these chips performance in some apps, would be nice to see how disabling HT would help in some apps. Its usually like a 50:50 split, so if you have a specific use then there is a good possibility you will likely get better performance than these benchmarks suggest in certain apps. Reply
  • allometry - Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - link

    I don't think there is anything wrong with how you feel about AMD and Intel. I think the majority of geeks have been used to rooting for the underdog, AMD, for the past couple years. AMD was cranking out superior chips in comparison to Intel's.

    But now, Intel is back as the powerhouse we once knew. This is competition and it is what we should have all been rooting for instead of just the underdog. Sure, it's easy to get wrapped up in the benchmarks and post ubsurd comments such as, "AMD is t3h pwnz0rz0x0x!!11", but now, it's time to be realistic and say that Intel's back with something that isn't the suck.

    I'm happy with my AMD setup and in the future, if money presents itself, Intel may once again have a place in my pocket book. Let's just hope that AMD comes back with something competitive to Conroe!
  • Regs - Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - link

    The Power house we once new stood by itself with a P3 that ran quake and ms excel with the help of 3DfX voodoo. When did Intel ever have the lead in 3D games? Before the K8? This was...8 years ago? This is exactly why people route for the "underdog". As far as im concerned, AMD has always been the superior technology for gaming and overall efficiency no matter what Intel said or threw at it. We have finally reached a new cycle for processing, visual effects, and programming. AEGIA's physics processor concept, Windows Vista, Intel's conroe, AMD's new born, and DX9/DX10 gaming are right around the corner. Yes, exciting times are ahead. Reply
  • defter - Thursday, March 23, 2006 - link


    Before the K8? This was...8 years ago?

    Athlon64 was released 2.5 years ago...
  • MrKaz - Thursday, March 23, 2006 - link

    Have you hear of Athlon, then Athlon XP, ... and it wasnt 2.5 years ago...

    SUNNYVALE, CA -- January 31, 2003 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that the worldwide introduction of its next-generation, 64-bit AMD Opteron™ processor for servers and workstations will take place on April 22 in New York City. AMD plans to follow up with the introduction of the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor for the desktop and mobile markets in September 2003.

    The first Athlon (the P3 killer and the more recent P4 killer) was released in June 23, 1999.
  • LoneWolf15 - Thursday, March 23, 2006 - link

    The Athlon and Athlon XP were K7 chips, not K8. Therefore, the reply makes sense. Reply

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