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Getting Ready to Meet Intel Core 2 Duo: Core Microarchitecture Unleashed

Started by: angryfirelord | Date 06/29/06 06:26:14 PM
Comments: 21 | Last Comment:  05/05/07 04:54:56 AM

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I think that AMD biggest mistake with AM2 was not rise its FSB speed from 200Mhz to 266Mhz like Intel did.

If you look at AMD 200Mhz to 250Mhz Anandtech review you see what I’m talking about:
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2741&p=7

Intel has 4MB cache and 266Mhz and 333Mhz FSB. Those are key performance advantages, and their steroids on everything on the core.
http://www.matbe.com/articles/lire/306/merom-et-conroe-test-des-core-2-duo/pag e13.php
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in your anadtech link they are comparing an overclocked am2 to a stock one, aren't they?

There is much more headroom in AMD-s HTT than in Intel's FSB
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Just how much of a boost does the 4 meg cache that intel ensures is used in most of the tests give Conroe? ("engineering samples") Perhaps 20%-25%? or is it somewhat less?
What does this do for Conroe VS AMD on a true
clock for clock basis?
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One thing I'm still not quite sure about is how the Core 2 Duo compares to the Athlon64 series' Cool'n'Quiet technology.

While it's admirable that the Conroe TDP is about 65W, I still see overall power consumption higher than on an A64, which with CnQ enabled runs in 1GHz low power mode practically 99% of the time.

Is there a similar feature on the Conroe, or does it run at full speed all of the time (although with dynamically en-/disabled units)? And what does that mean in regard to overall power consumption and noise and heat levels?

I'd really appreciate a direct comparison between the A64 and Conroe technologies in this regard.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/02/06 01:08:33 PM]
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The Intel Conroe have EIST which drops the frequency down to 1.6GHZ, when the processor is idling, since they are limited to x6 multipliers.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/03/06 02:14:46 AM]
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hello i would like to ask xbilab guys how many cash you get from amd to crap on such great products. i have amd 3200 and it is ok but when i earn some serious money i will get intel 6800 core duo. overcloacking is for idiots. I have nforce 4 ultra and the best woter cooling system. after 1 hour of hard time at 2400 mHz in game my computer crashes.temperature does not excides 37 celsius. Problem is definitly in processor because i have ati x 1900 xt with 512 mb witch is also water cooled.
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It's interesting that over at Tom's hardware, AMD got to 'unleash' AM2 recently. Now at Xbit, we are 'unleashing' Core 2.

I am really happy we have enthusiast sites, but it seems like we get splashy article titles that are too sensationalized.

Don't get me wrong; most of the sites I visit have good info. I would just rather have some more objective headlines that aren't so 'flashy'. Is that so wrong?
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