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Old 03-08-2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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Intel Conroe Preview

http://www.anandtech.com/tradeshows/...spx?i=2713&p=2

There it is. Looks like Intel may have a chance to win the Desktop CPU crown once again. Of course AMD can still pull something off with their new AM2 socket standard, but who knows.
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:28 PM   #2
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I was going to the link and thinking lolol better then AMD, by 2 frames by 5 frames, HOLY ****!! What I want to know is how much is this thing going to cost when it comes out. But thats bloody impressive. Weird though that its good at games and bad at software stuff. Thats how AMD were.
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:05 AM   #3
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I don't think conroe will be any more expensive than what Intel or AMD is offering at this moment. After all these chips are built on 65nm which should bring down the cost because there are more chips produced per wafer. I think Intel have said that they will be priced very competitively and that it may very well be as cheap if not cheaper than what AMD sells for.

Intel may have a winner with this new microarchitecture as they are focusing more on performance by watt. Conroe/merom/woodcrest may be the chips they may revitalize Intel and make them the market leader which they loss to AMD with the release of the abysmal chip called prescott. On the other hand, I don't think AMD's socket AM2 will be enough to compete against Conroe. Maybe I?m wrong
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:15 AM   #4
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Price will be the big part here. I mean intel seem to think their current cpus are competitively priced. Thats far from the truth.
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Old 03-11-2006, 11:46 AM   #5
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Intel Conroe
E4200 2MB 1.60GHz 800MHz FSB Q4 $169. us

E6200 2MB 1.60GHz 1066MHz FSB Q4 $179. us
E6300 2MB 1.86GHz 1066MHz FSB Q3 $209. us
E6400 2MB 2.13GHz 1066MHz FSB Q3 $239. us
E6500 2MB 2.40GHz 1066MHz FSB Q4 $269. us

E6600 4MB 2.40GHz 1066MHz FSB Q3 $309. us (65 Watts)
E6700 4MB 2.67GHz 1066MHz FSB Q3 $529. us
E6800 4MB 2.93GHz 1066MHz FSB Q4 $749. us
E6900 4MB 3.20GHz 1066MHz FSB Q4 $969. us

Intel Conroe XE
E8000 4MB 3.33GHz 1333MHz FSB Q4 $1199. us (95 Watts)

taken from overclocker forums
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:00 PM   #6
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Christ thats expensive. They're comparing the 2.67 conroe to the 2.8 amd chip, yet now we see the prices. An AMD 2.8 is only aout $200. This one is $525? Hell, an athlon dual core 4.2gig is around $350ish. Unless i'm really missing something since its 3:30am, I'm definately not impressed anymore.
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:35 PM   #7
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ITs the same story as always. Intel: Expensive.

PErformance numbers are sweet, but I dont think Im willing to fork out 200-300 extra bucks for a 20% performance increase, particularly when even nowadays an X2 AMD on its own is overkill on all available games as it is. Hell, I run X3 - Reunion smoothly on max at 1680x1050 and I only have a 3.5 XP64 core.
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Old 03-11-2006, 02:30 PM   #8
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they were comparing the conroe 2.67GHz to an AMD FX 60 which is 2.6Ghz overclocked to 2.8GHz. The FX-60 cost $1,035.00 over at Newegg.com so i think paying $530 for a chip that can rival AMD's Flagship cpu is a huge achievement. The prices are a bit high and I'm not surprised, It's Intel were talking about here. I believe these prices were posted way before IDF so prices are subject to change.

Anyways, I think you guys should carefully look at how AMD chips are priced before making any more judgment. From the prices over at newegg.com the AMD FX, X2 and Opteron line of chips are more expensive than what Intel will offer for their equivalent speed.
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