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|09-11-2006, 09:27 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
First Kentsfield Benchmarks
Toms is ahead of the game once again, and I have to say I am rather impressed with their results.
First, you will obviously not see benefits in games. They are hardly taking advantage of Dual Core which has been out for a while, let alone something on the horizon. Compared to AMD though, some of the results are jaw dropping.
For instance, if you look at the Sandra floating point results, the Kentsfield scored near four times higher than my 4600+ Dual Core. The same goes for the LAME encoding and such... it was all blazingly fast. Still buggy to say the least, but I am liking where this is going.
They point out that the chip uses a much higher wattage than the C2D, but that's kind of to be expected. However, they believe that the current lack of SpeedStep is the problem.
What are your thoughts?
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|09-14-2006, 02:05 PM||#2|
I just kinda show up...
Join Date: Jul 2005
I am really looking forward to Kentsfield. Its new and good for the industry as a whole. I am also looking forward to AMD 4x4 lineup and seeing how they that that going. The past year has been golden for the CPU industry.
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