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Subject: Re: Intel Conroe vs AMD FX-60, AMD lost ?

Author: Yar

Date: 06:19:32 03/08/06

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You are wrong:

Six processors, up to 2.66 GHz clock speed, mainstream pricing
Intel reminded us repeatedly that the new architecture will show a departure
from ever increasing clock speeds and that performance per watt will be the
future focus. So it is no surprise that Conroe checks in at significantly less
Gigahertz than its predecessor Presler - which currently tops out at 3.4 GHz and
will receive one more update before it will begin to be phased out in the third
quarter of this year: A 3.6 GHz version (Pentium D 960) as well as a 3.73 GHz
Pentium EE 965 will debut on 30 April 2006.

Intel will be offering six versions of the Conroe processor at launch:

E6700: 2.66 GHz / FSB 1066/ 4 MB shared L2 cache
E6600: 2.40 GHz / FSB 1066/ 4 MB shared L2 cache
E6400: 2.13 GHz / FSB 1066/ 2 MB shared L2 cache
E6300: 1.86 GHz / FSB 1066/ 2 MB shared L2 cache
E4200: 1.60 GHz / FSB 800/ 2 MB shared L2 cache
Conroe Extreme Edition (XE): Specifications unknown
All Conroes will keep the current LGA775 packaging designation of the current
Pentium D processor; however, there is no indication at this time that users
will be able to simply swap a Pentium D 800/900 processor with a Conroe chip.
According to sources, mainstream Conroes will post a thermal design power (TDP)
of 65 watts, which is half of the maximum power consumption of the Pentium D
800/900. On the high end, that TDP will be exceeded by the variants E6600, E6700
and especially Conroe XE.

Pricing of the new architecture will be in line with previous processor
introductions. The E6700 model will cost $530 at launch, the E6600 will be
priced at $316, the E6400 at $241 and the E6300 at $209, sources said. We were
told that Intel plans to quickly ramp the production to have more processors
available at launch than it was the case with previous products. While the
Pentium D 900 will post the highest production numbers of Intel dual-core
desktop processors in 2006, the company plans to ramp down the production of the
CPU beginning in the third quarter and shift production capacities in favor of
Conroe.

The latest roadmap is a clear indication that Intel will be able to deliver its
new architecture close to the time frame it was expected. While we do not know
yet how the new architecture will perform, the lineup looks promising on paper.
With AMD introducing Socket (A)M2 processors in Q2, the stage is set for the
most interesting year in the microprocessor industry since the Gigahertz race
back in 2000.


On March 08, 2006 at 08:52:07, James T. Walker wrote:

>On March 08, 2006 at 02:49:44, Yar wrote:
>
>>Hello,
>>
>>Have a look - AMD FX-60@2.8 lost almost every test to Intel Conroe@2.67Ghz
>>Intel was bragging of a 40% performance increase and 40% power drop:
>>http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=4843&page=1
>>
>>With best regards,
>>
>>Yar
>
>Even if all is true and wonderful, this chip will probably cost 4 times what the
>equal AMD chip will cost.
>Just my guess.
>Jim



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