AMD Quad FX slower and more power hungry than Intel Kentsfield

Posted on Thursday, Nov 30 2006 @ 15:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD released its Quad FX processors today, The Inq analyzed one of the early reviews and found out this processor gets crushed by Intel's Kentsfield processors:
Test scores reveal that Quad FX manages to achieve equal performance to Core 2 Extreme QX6700 in SiSoft Sandra 2007 and PCMark05 and narrowly edged it in memory tests: both L1, L2 and system memory latency are better on QuadFX than on Kentsfield, but that's nothing new.

However, taking a look into media encoding shows that QuadFather just gets crushed by Kentsfield, especially in MPEG-2 8Mbit reproduction. But the worst result for AMD is a look into power consumption and performance per watt. AMD system consumes far more power than Intel, sometimes even double that Kentsfield setup.

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