Intel Conroe vs AMD Athlon 64 FX-62

Posted on Tuesday, May 23 2006 @ 17:38 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hexus has compared the Athlon 64 FX-62 Socket AM2 processor from AMD with the upcoming Intel Core 2 Duo (Conroe) E6600 and E6700 processors.
It's abundantly clear that Conroe will be the fastest CPU in town when it hits in a few weeks' time. It pulverises all present CPUs in the majority of CPU-based benchmarks. Just take a look at the Far Cry (speed) scores! Take another look and let the numbers sink in. If it's all too much for you, we've added another table that shows the Conroe E6700 CPU's performance against the AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 and Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 965 CPUs, expressed as percentages.
Check it out over here. The Conroe is clearly the winner, except in the ScienceMark 2.0 memory bandwidth and HEXUS Cryptography benchmarks.

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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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