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Intel's next-generation processor micro-architecture, which apparently will be named simply "NGMA," will be posting about 20% more performance per clock cycle than AMD Socket 939 Athlon processors, according to a Cnet report. Industry sources confirmed this claim to TG Daily, but mentioned that opportunities for comparison between AMD and Intel chips are limited, as Conroe processors are only available as 1.8 GHz engineering samples at this time.
Souce: http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/02/21/conroe_athlon/

-Can't wait to see these things go head to head
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I wanted an AMD but now Intel improvements have made me think otherwise...
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Mmmm! sounds like a tasty chip indeed I really want one of those, especially if they beef up the on-board cache to level with future AMD cache. Yum yum!

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9 * 1.2 = 10.8
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When are these supposed to come out?
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Mid to Late April
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Conroe sounds better every time. So far I have not heard anything expectacular about AM2. AMD better not screw up or they will be in a lot of trouble.
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AM2 will have DDR2 support, and 89W dual cores along with lower W single cores, all this on 90nm. Once AMD feels threatened im sure they will get their 65nm's out. And with chips im pretty sure will be able to top 3.0ghz on air (dual core) Intel may still have things going against them. But we will still have to wait for when they actually come out.
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And the big question I have is about Pricing. If it performs 20% better but costs 40% more its not gonna happen for me at least.
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AM2 will have DDR2 support, and 89W dual cores along with lower W single cores, all this on 90nm. Once AMD feels threatened im sure they will get their 65nm's out. And with chips im pretty sure will be able to top 3.0ghz on air (dual core) Intel may still have things going against them. But we will still have to wait for when they actually come out.
Yea i bet they wait till they see the benchmarks between the two, im still on the edge of which one to get conroe, or new amd am2.....im undecided until benchmarks come out
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