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F.E.A.R.: The first set of tests were run with graphics quality set to Low in order to eliminate the influence of the graphics subsystem on the results and get a more illustrative CPU performance.

Intel Conroe

AMD Athlon 64 FX-60

The second set of tests were run with the Maximum graphics quality setting (1280x960 resolution):

Intel Conroe

AMD Athlon 64 FX-60

Quake 4 (timedemo): the results in Quake 4 suggest that Conroe is going to become a CPU of choice for gamers. Here are the results:

Intel Conroe

AMD Athlon 64 FX-60

Half-Life 2: Lost Coast (timedemo): the demo was run two times on each system with the 1024x768 resolution and Advanced settings. The performance advantage of the Conroe system against the competitor was over 30%.

Intel Conroe

AMD Athlon 64 FX-60

PCMark06 : The CPU test set from PCMark provided the following results:

Intel Conroe

AMD Athlon 64 FX-60

Well, the results are very impressive. However, I would refrain from conclusions for the reasons mentioned above. Hopefully very soon we will get more opportunities to test this platform and perform a truly fair contest between the two eternal rivals.

 
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