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Conroe

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Stellios, 24 May 2006.

  1. Stellios

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

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    Location: Geordieland

    Sorry if a repost, i dont read this forum much. Just came across this on another forum, and im amazed.

    Super PI 1m and CPU Mark Stable @ 3409MHz on AIR !!!


    Dual Prime Stable @ 3409MHz on AIR !!!

    Also found this:

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  2. kablooey

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Apr 2006

    Posts: 942

    Location: Oblivion aka East Anglia

    [​IMG]
    (coolaler)

    And the only thing holding him back is the FSB :eek:

    I can't wait to see what the XE's can do!
     
    Last edited: 24 May 2006
  3. Stelly

    Don

    Joined: 5 Oct 2005

    Posts: 11,026

    Location: Liverpool

    I wish people would stop posting about Conroe, I already can't wait for it :)

    Stelly
     
  4. Goksly

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Mar 2003

    Posts: 10,623

    Location: Nottingham

    defo looking like a damn good step forward for CPUs. Just hope intel dont charge a premium :/
     
  5. Wilderbeast

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 2,362

    Location: Manchester

    I hope they do else AMD are in serious trouble!
     
  6. Mr Jones

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 May 2006

    Posts: 11,334

    Location: Dubai

    I'm sure AMD will find a way to bite back Intel.
    But for the sake of me going to upgrade this year, I want Canroe and it better be cheaper (I want intel to be competitive so it will benefit Us!).

    BAH!
     
  7. The Pat

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,861

    Location: London

    The 4Ghz on the 6600 was done with one core not with both running, so don't read too much into it.
     
  8. Bennah

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Jul 2004

    Posts: 7,232

    Location: Sunny Manchester

    Thats FUGGERs atemp then... but both cores enables with coolalers though ;)
     
  9. Kamakazie!

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Jan 2003

    Posts: 1,922

    already been posted.
    theres a long thread about it somewhere.
     
  10. Corasik

    Soldato

    Joined: 5 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,002

    Location: West Midlands

    Intels prices for Conroe have been officially published for months now, they are priced at the same price per 1000 units as the current Pentium 'D's

    Unless there is a major shortage, and the retailers cant get enough chips, (and therefor supply and demand will kick in).

    Pentium D 960 = Conroe E6700 2.66Ghz, 4meg cache ($530)
    Pentium D 950 = Conroe E6600 2.4Ghz, 4meg cache ($316)
    Pentium D 940 = Conroe E6400 2.13Ghz, 2meg cache ($241)

    OcUK, are currently selling the Pentium 'D960's at £329.95+vat, the D950's at £194.95+vat, and the D940's at £144.95+vat.

    While supply and demand may well affect these prices, its a fair 'baseline' to use as an estimate of price.

    Considering in recent reviews the $316(£195) E6600 have outperformed the ($1060)AMD FX62 in many tests, I would say that we're in for some bargain processor power.

    If anyone wants to spend $1k on a processor, get the Conroe 3.3Ghz extreme, with a FSB1333 its gonna be a quick processor out of the box. For overclockers, the E6600 is the first one with 4meg cache, yet to see any benchmarks for the 2meg cache conroes, but some of the <2ghz processors with 2meg cache may well prove to be good clockers, as there is less chance for a bit of cache memory to whine about being overclocked.

    However it goes, once the supply chain is steady, and any launch day shortages are sorted out, I think intel have a very competitivly priced processor indeed.
     
  11. Sir Random

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    Location: Wicklow, Ireland

  12. The Pat

    Wise Guy

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    Location: London

    Woah, I really want one of them now.
     
  13. KizZ

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 5,235

    Location: Lincoln

  14. KarlMcWade

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Jun 2003

    Posts: 965

    Location: space

    Wonder who isnt going to turn to the dark side (intel) for conroe

    dothan's made me jump ship (main rig is 2.8 dothan) old was a 2.7ghz clawhammer 1mb (still have)
     
  15. Bennah

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Jul 2004

    Posts: 7,232

    Location: Sunny Manchester

    Great stuff I got to say.

    4.5GHz Conroe... Will have to take a A64 @ 5GHz to compete. The FX62's are no where near that yet.

    Saying that, Conroe @ like 3.3GHz beats a A64 @ 4GHz in super pi, 3D Mark etc...
     
  16. Nels

    Associate

    Joined: 27 Oct 2004

    Posts: 18

    Location: Leicester

    As I'm not sure if I can post a link to another forum so you can try putting this in google:

    Collection of Conroe Data. (Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme!)

    Hope it's useful.
     
  17. Bennah

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Jul 2004

    Posts: 7,232

    Location: Sunny Manchester

    Yea, all that data on there is the stuff thats going around anyway from XS.

    Its everywhere atm.
     
  18. Noto

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Dec 2002

    Posts: 1,892

    I will be turning to the dark side. I have been an AMD only pc builder since day 1 but the time has come. I think i speak for most ppl. I WANT ONE NOW. :D
     
  19. Stelly

    Don

    Joined: 5 Oct 2005

    Posts: 11,026

    Location: Liverpool

    I think that EVERYONE wants one now....

    including me!!!

    Stelly
     
  20. James Bond

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 789

    Yeah, cant wait for these to be released. My old P4 3.06 ghz has served me well but its nearly time for an upgrade ;)