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http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=2738&p=6

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The disheartening news for AMD and its fans alike is that if AM2 can't offer significant performance increases over what we have now, then all Intel has to do is execute Conroe on schedule, delivering the performance we've been promised and 2006 will be painted blue. AMD has been telling us that 2007 is the year we'll see major architectural changes to their processors, so AM2 may very well be as good as it gets for now. That's still very good, of course - the fastest X2 chips still outperform the fastest Pentium D chips - but it looks like after three years K8 may finally get some competition for the performance crown.
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I think someone posted did couple of hours ago but good find
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I think someone posted did couple of hours ago but good find
My bad, Mod please delete.
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yeha, intel will beat amd for about 5-6 months but then amd will retake the crown as the best gaming cpu's

how much will the conroe cost?
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With AM2 you are investing in memory that will have a longer lifespan and a motherboard that will have a better upgrade path than Socket-939 today. The only other advantage other than a more secure upgrade path that AM2 offers is AMD's upcoming Energy Efficient desktop CPUs. We're particularly intrigued by the 35W Athlon 64 X2 3800+; if you thought AMD's processors were cool and quiet, a 35W X2 should blow you away. (It might overclock really nicely as well!)
Wow!!! a 35W X2 3800+!!!!! man i want that processor
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Dang, thats gonna suck Well, not really, because the only thing that would make me go AM2 any time soon is if for some twisted reason, my computer blows up and im forced to rebuild. But im happy with my 2.4Gz 2800+ lol! But then again... Dual Channel DDR2 would be nice...
    
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That's one way to put it

It just looks like it is going to be a marginal increase over current AMD technology. I guess Conroe will be king until AMD catches up to a 65nm die-shrink.
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post #9 of 18
keep in mind, that test wasn't done on final cpus or chipsets. I wouldn't scoff at AM2 yet,wait until the real things hit the shelves.
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post #10 of 18
Conroe's pricing is very similar to current Pentium D 900's, the highest end NON extreme edition conroe is about $450! And I remember the lowest end being around $200 which is pretty nice.
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