Intel Conroe benchmarks follow-up

Posted on Friday, March 10 2006 @ 2:11 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A bunch of people couldn't believe Intel's Conroe processor scored so much better than an overclocked AMD Athlon FX-60 so they started writing and blogging that Intel faked the tests results.

Intel has nothing to gain with falsifying benchmarks for a product that will be in stores within six months, so I don't believe they faked anything on purpose. Anyway, Anand decided to provide a follow-up on the benchmark results he posted two days ago.
First, some insight into how the whole situation went down. Intel offered all of its press contacts a chance to spend 1 hour with the Conroe and Athlon 64 FX-60 systems it had setup. Although it doesn’t seem like a lot of benchmarking given that we only tested four games (at one resolution) and three applications, keep in mind that we ran each test at least three times and spent a good deal of time checking the configuration of the systems.

Intel had two systems setup, side-by-side, and claimed to do its best to make them comparable. We did our best to confirm those claims, and from what we could tell they were legitimate.
You can check it out over here.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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