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AMD's new Socket AM2: it's no Conroe-killer, but it's not supposed to be

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AM2 isn't going to keep Conroe from retaking the x86 performance crown when it's launched, but then again it's not supposed to. AM2's effects won't be felt until much later in the mid-range, when both Intel and AMD increase the number of cores per socket and memory bandwidth really starts to become a major bottleneck, and sooner at the very high end with four-socket and higher designs
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060411-6581.html
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Great find, very interesting.
    
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In a nutshell, they believe that the extra bandwidth of DDR 2 memory - which won't really make much of a performance difference on the desktop - will be a massive benefit to server systems that user two, four or even eight individual processors, each with dual or quad cores. The on-chip memory controller that AMD has might well allow it to beat down Intel in this server space, despite Intel's attempts to ramp up the FSB on newer chips.
I guess thats good
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Well I hope this puts out the flamming of "conroe will pwn amd bigg time"
    
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this needs to be in the NEWS section... I'll read it, though.
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We have an OFFICAL AM2 thread.
BTW.. once they find out how Intel stacked the competition the truth will come out as to just what the Conroe is good for.
    
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Seems like AM2's preformance isn't that much better, except for the new DDR2... the test @ anandtech

1-2% on the CPU tests..? /is that an upgrade?
    
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Seems like AM2's preformance isn't that much better, except for the new DDR2... the test @ anandtech

1-2% on the CPU tests..? /is that an upgrade?
I dont think its worth it, maybe get a better overclock with the DDR2, but most likely get the same, i dont think its worth upgrading IMO
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post #9 of 22
The only advantage I can see AM2 having is their 35w CPU's... I'd love to overclock one of those beasts!
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The only advantage I can see AM2 having is their 35w CPU's... I'd love to overclock one of those beasts!
The only one that might get released this year would be the 3800+ X2 with the 35w. Though most of the 4000+ - 4800+ X2's will now be on 65w.
    
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