Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jul 2006 21:14 UTC
Intel After an 18-page in-depth review of Intel's new processor line, The Tech Report concludes: "After years of wandering in the wilderness, Intel has recaptured the desktop CPU performance title in dramatic fashion. Both the Core 2 Extreme X6800 and the Core 2 Duo E6700 easily outperform the Athlon 64 FX-62 across a range of applications - and the E6600 is right in the hunt, as well. Not only that, but the Core 2 processors showed no real weaknesses in our performance tests."
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by wohim on Fri 14th Jul 2006 21:39 UTC
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2006-06-18

links to (40+) other reviews can be found here: http://www.madshrimps.be/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25598

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hey!
by cutterjohn on Fri 14th Jul 2006 22:31 UTC
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2006-01-28

You beat me to the link!  I found that one earlier too, as I was compiling a series of posts with links to reviews, then found that and gave up(pointed to it).

Looks like the reviews are unanimous(excepting the jokers @ hardocp, questionable "review") in supporting those early benchmarks showing core 2 duo whooping it up on AMD.  As a matter of fact, the review numbers look relatively scary, well at least if I were AMD I'd be scared, but since I'm not, I'm happy.

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No reason for AMD to be afraid.
by ivefallen on Fri 14th Jul 2006 22:44 UTC in reply to "hey!"
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2006-05-19

They just need fab a better product to keep competition alive and keep CPU prices low.

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...and forgot to mention...
by cutterjohn on Fri 14th Jul 2006 22:32 UTC
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2006-01-28

The E6400 is looking to keep right near to the Fx-62 as well, which isn't bad conbsidering it's c. $183 v. c. $1000 for the Fx...

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Intel...
by suryad on Fri 14th Jul 2006 23:07 UTC
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2005-07-09

did a great job. I guess the 900 lb gorilla has awoken. Well its about time. As much as I like AMD this is really great competition to advance technology and keep the prices low as possible. The FX is ridiculously expensive.

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reviews
by jcinacio on Sat 15th Jul 2006 00:49 UTC
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2006-03-12

Intel's Core 2 are great processors - intel finally managed to be clearly leading in terms of performance for the time beeing.

On a side note, i hate it that every review/benchmark looks only at the high-end cpu's, leaving out the ones that most people will end buying - the entry level/mid range ones.

Please, i had it with X6800 and E6700 benchmarks, how about some E6400 ones?

you can't simply scale guess the performance due to different cache sizes - 2MB on the slower cpu's.

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RE: reviews
by smitty on Sat 15th Jul 2006 01:21 UTC in reply to "reviews"
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2005-10-13

Anandtech had the E6300 benchmarked, but not E6400. Depending on the app, it benchmarked anywhere between an X2 3800 and 5000, but usually around a 4400. Maybe a bit faster.

They also looked at the difference between 2-4MB cache, and found it added 1-10% depending on the app. Average was about 3.5%.

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The best two
by hraq on Sat 15th Jul 2006 05:43 UTC
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2005-07-06

For money/performance the best two choices are E6600 (@2.4 Ghz) which is a little bit (unnoticeable) faster than AMD X2 5000+. I think that AMD will lower the price of the above CPU to be competitive with intel's one, and I think it might reach 300 $ or less

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Not buying one yet...
by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 15th Jul 2006 14:20 UTC
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2005-07-06

I have a Pentium D920. I might replace it with a 950, which should be great value for money at around $250 once the prices go down, and no need to replace my motherboard (only 3 months old) ;)

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RE: Not buying one yet...
by CPUGuy on Sat 15th Jul 2006 17:53 UTC in reply to "Not buying one yet..."
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2005-07-06

But why?

What are you going to be able to do with the 950 that you can't do with the 920?

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RE[2]: Not buying one yet...
by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 15th Jul 2006 21:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Not buying one yet..."
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

Good point ;)
I am also wondering if that bit of extra speed is worth the money.

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RE[3]: Not buying one yet...
by helf on Sat 15th Jul 2006 21:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not buying one yet..."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

its really not. I always thought it best to do large speed jumps. like right now I'm still using a p3-600/512k , I plan on upgrading to a quad core next year.

The speed difference WILL be worth the money ;)

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RE[4]: Not buying one yet...
by CPUGuy on Sun 16th Jul 2006 03:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not buying one yet..."
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2005-07-06

Yeah, I'm on an XP 2800+ (which was a 2600 until I sent it back to AMD for an RMA and they sent back the 2800+... I love free upgrades).
I've got 1.5gb of RAM and a Geforce 6800.

I would love to have a dualo core system, but not for the price I would have to pay. I would need new mobo, new RAM (For DDR2), new proc, and a new video card (mine is AGP)... and for what?

You've definately got me beat with the P3 though...

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RE[4]: Not buying one yet...
by Anonymous Penguin on Sun 16th Jul 2006 13:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not buying one yet..."
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

Thanks ;)

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