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post #41 of 96
If intel's next-generation chip performs only slightly better than AMD's current generation does, they might have a problem.

Don't call me a fanboy, this is the first AMD-based system I've owned. I just think that at the moment, and in the near future, AMD's going to be either on top or damn close to it.
post #42 of 96
Wow this has seriously thrown a wrench on my thinking. I was set on waiting for the M2 to come out when AMD moved to DDR2(Finally!!) But now with the new Conroe's I don't know what I'm going to do. I agree with everyone that I guess I'm going to have to just wait for the benchmarks.

Highly, if you're right, which I hope you are with a Conroe running an effective 5.0Ghz... DAMN!!!
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post #43 of 96
Doesnt the M2 socket have a 5000+ planned?
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Yes, and an FX-62.

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post #45 of 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester
Doesnt the M2 socket have a 5000+ planned?
Thats what i needed to hear ..So Amd have already got 2 higher cpu,s than intel lined up already ...made my day..lol
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post #46 of 96
Check these articles....

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=787

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060217-6211.html


Also check these pics...

Intel Conroe Demo-System








Intel Merom Demo-System




Intel Conroe Chip






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Is the Conroe actually 64bit compatible yet? Or is intel still lacking in that department?
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Is the Conroe actually 64bit compatible yet? Or is intel still lacking in that department?
The Conroe is 64 bit...

Will the new AMDs have 4mb L2 cache... AMD is lacking in that...
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post #49 of 96
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
The Conroe is 64 bit...

Will the new AMDs have 4mb L2 cache... AMD is lacking in that...
You have to look at overall performance of cache/controller combo, not just quantity. AMD chips have much lower latentcy cache than Intel does. That's comparing Pentium cache with Athlon cache though, so Conroe might have faster cache than a Pentium. The bottomline is that Intel is starting a new core designed from the top down, while AMD is still milking the end of their architecture. AMD won't be dominant again until they design a completely new architecture, but that's aways down the road. I expect Intel to hold a slight lead from this summer until next spring.
Edit: Btw, to answer the above 64 bit question, AMD traded 64 bit to Intel for SSE3
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Quote:
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Is the Conroe actually 64bit compatible yet? Or is intel still lacking in that department?
Pretty much all of the newer intel prescotts are 64bit, they have been for a long time. The 5X1 series are 64bit, along with the 6 series and many others.
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