edit- after reading the other locked threads I decided not to say anything.
Originally Posted by Anandtech
Much to our surprise, we actually short-changed Intel the first time around.
With SMP enabled we see that Conroe holds an even larger 31% performance advantage and with it disabled, the unreleased CPU was 29% faster. If anything, Intelâ€™s own demo was a little more conservative on Conroe and definitely not optimized to make AMD look bad.
Originally Posted by Wikipedia
The Intel Core Microarchitecture is designed from the ground up, but similar to the Pentium M in design philosophy. The data pipeline is 14 stages; a far cry from the 31 of Prescott. The cores will be 4-issue wide, instead of the 3-issue cores of P6, P6-M (Banias and derivatives), and NetBurst microarchitectures. The new architecture is a dual core design with linked L1 cache and shared L2 cache engineered for maximum performance per watt.
Originally Posted by Nasgul
Conroe based on Older Tech: Intel Core Microarchitecture.
Including the infamous NETBURST.
Originally Posted by Remonster
I know, its like riding a roller coaster if you're an Intel fan, first they release the benches and we're like OMG it OWNED the FX60, then the AMD fans rebutt with their claims that the systems were unfair/unbalanced, then Anandtech retests as fairly as possible and the results are the same, in fact Intel did a bit better overall the second time around
I think any AMD fans out there thinking of turning this into a flamewar better remember that:
A) From the dawn of time until the AMD Athlon, Intel had always been the better performer, then with the introduction of the Athlon XP, Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 X2, AMD became the CLEAR winner, now its Intel's turn once again.
B) AMD will likely regain the lead come early 2007 with their next generation 65nm architecture so just be patient, this is our 9 months in the limelight LOL! (its about time, AMD has been ahead for what, 7 years now??)