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http://neoseeker.com/news/story/5345/

The thing I don't understand is why is the top of the line CPU only 2.67GHz? Can anyone confirm the fact that they can run 9-12 operations per clock? Although seriously, to remain competitive they would have to do ATLEAST 10 if not 12 ops/cycle since AMDs can do 9 and they go up to 2.8GHz.....

Anyways, its nice to see the whole family moving up to 1066MHz FSB which makes even more sense since all of the new Merom (dual core mobile chips with 2x2MB cache) run at a 667MHz FSB which is the highest of any Intel Mobile chip save for the Pentium 4 Ms which are 800MHz but which are also horribly slow....

Of other interesting note is the these new 1066FSB CPUs means that the "normal" speed of memory to run at a 1:1 ratio with a stock Conroe would be DDR2 533 which is another area where Conroe doesn't seem as high and mighty as we all though, AMDs entire socket AM2 family runs off of a 1333MHz FSB with a 333 HT speed which means their 1:1 memory will be DDR2 667.

One last thing, the link above also mentions a Pentium D 960 3.6GHz Presler will also be released soon (April also?) and the whole Intel lineup will get major price cuts.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Remonster
http://neoseeker.com/news/story/5345/

The thing I don't understand is why is the top of the line CPU only 2.67GHz? Can anyone confirm the fact that they can run 9-12 operations per clock? Although seriously, to remain competitive they would have to do ATLEAST 10 if not 12 ops/cycle since AMDs can do 9 and they go up to 2.8GHz.....

Anyways, its nice to see the whole family moving up to 1066MHz FSB which makes even more sense since all of the new Merom (dual core mobile chips with 2x2MB cache) run at a 667MHz FSB which is the highest of any Intel Mobile chip save for the Pentium 4 Ms which are 800MHz but which are also horribly slow....

Of other interesting note is the these new 1066FSB CPUs means that the "normal" speed of memory to run at a 1:1 ratio with a stock Conroe would be DDR2 533 which is another area where Conroe doesn't seem as high and mighty as we all though, AMDs entire socket AM2 family runs off of a 1333MHz FSB with a 333 HT speed which means their 1:1 memory will be DDR2 667.

One last thing, the link above also mentions a Pentium D 960 3.6GHz Presler will also be released soon (April also?) and the whole Intel lineup will get major price cuts.
CPU speed means nothing when comparing a totally different architecture to another. I don't remember for sure offhand, but I believe the Conroe execute 12 instructions per clock cycle. Btw, this is not coinciding with the information I got this morning that said that the Conroe will be released in the fall.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...will-fall.html
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That means it would theoretically run as a Athlon64 clocked at 3.54GHz, assuming we multiply by 12 and divide by 9 (or multiply by 1.3 repeating).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Remonster
http://neoseeker.com/news/story/5345/

The thing I don't understand is why is the top of the line CPU only 2.67GHz? Can anyone confirm the fact that they can run 9-12 operations per clock? Although seriously, to remain competitive they would have to do ATLEAST 10 if not 12 ops/cycle since AMDs can do 9 and they go up to 2.8GHz.....

Anyways, its nice to see the whole family moving up to 1066MHz FSB which makes even more sense since all of the new Merom (dual core mobile chips with 2x2MB cache) run at a 667MHz FSB which is the highest of any Intel Mobile chip save for the Pentium 4 Ms which are 800MHz but which are also horribly slow....

Of other interesting note is the these new 1066FSB CPUs means that the "normal" speed of memory to run at a 1:1 ratio with a stock Conroe would be DDR2 533 which is another area where Conroe doesn't seem as high and mighty as we all though, AMDs entire socket AM2 family runs off of a 1333MHz FSB with a 333 HT speed which means their 1:1 memory will be DDR2 667.

One last thing, the link above also mentions a Pentium D 960 3.6GHz Presler will also be released soon (April also?) and the whole Intel lineup will get major price cuts.
Awesome. I'm not going to get an AMD next time anymore
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That's assuming AMD doesn't come out with something to compete with/beat the Conroe.
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That's assuming AMD doesn't come out with something to compete with/beat the Conroe.
AMD is milking the end of their current architecture and Intel is just beginning a new one. AMD won't take the lead back after Conroe until they design a new core. The new AMD socket is just a modification of an old architecture, but will be based on socket 939 design.
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And who's to say AMD wont be breaking out 3.0+ chips stock when they find it necessary though?
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I have seen report that the "Extreme Edition" Conroe will go up to 4.0Ghz... I guess we will see.

Imagine how this beast will OC.... I bet you can get the 2.67Ghz up to 4.0Ghz on the new archy.
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I have seen report that the "Extreme Edition" Conroe will go up to 4.0Ghz... I guess we will see.

Imagine how this beast will OC.... I bet you can get the 2.67Ghz up to 4.0Ghz on the new archy.
I *Highly* doubt that
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
I have seen report that the "Extreme Edition" Conroe will go up to 4.0Ghz... I guess we will see.

Imagine how this beast will OC.... I bet you can get the 2.67Ghz up to 4.0Ghz on the new archy.
Not gonna happen, not with a shorter bus length. 4 ghz proved hard even for the old architecture with the longer bus length and is the whole reasoning they're scrapping the design. They simply couldn't hit higher speeds, so you have to work on efficiency (ops/cycle) instead.
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