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JV44Rall
08-19-2006, 08:37 PM
The new Core 2 CPU seems to do very well. http://www.computerpoweruser.com/editorial/article.asp?...441BB982A6C380913091 (http://www.computerpoweruser.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles/archive/c0609/10c09/10c09.asp&guid=931E90399BEB441BB982A6C380913091)

According to Ananad, "But the truly impressive part of Intel€s Core 2 lineup isn€t at the very high end, but rather the 2.4GHz E6600. The E6600 is faster than AMD€s flagship Athlon 64 FX-62, and at just $316 costs less than 1/3 as much."

If they're right, AMD's going to have to up its game. It's been a good week for gamers.

Spinnetti
08-19-2006, 08:57 PM
Is it pin compatable with the Core duo so I can swap it in place of my 2.0 duo?

orkan_3d
08-19-2006, 10:28 PM
It is, but not all chipsets are suported.

Worf101
08-19-2006, 10:39 PM
Old news, but quite true. I never thought Intel could/would get their heads out of their collective ***es but it seems they have in a big way. I'm an AMD driver and won't likely switch, but it is good news for all of us as AMD will have to ramp up something quick. Salute Intel for getting back in the game!!!

Da Worfster

Treetop64
08-20-2006, 02:58 AM
I'm told it's still uses 775 pin arrangement, and I'm hoping that it's compatible with the 945P chipset, though I've had no time to look myself.

If anyone knows or if they can point us in the right direction please...?

BiscuitKnight
08-20-2006, 03:11 AM
Originally posted by Worf101:
Old news, but quite true. I never thought Intel could/would get their heads out of their collective ***es but it seems they have in a big way. I'm an AMD driver and won't likely switch, but it is good news for all of us as AMD will have to ramp up something quick. Salute Intel for getting back in the game!!!

Da Worfster

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Brain32
08-20-2006, 03:12 AM
Yes it uses 775 pin arrangement but I'm not sure about chipsets, my buddy has 2 months old motherboard(ASUS P5WD2 i955x chipset) and it's not compatible with Conroe http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif He payed his @ss of for it...

TheGozr
08-20-2006, 03:23 AM
It feels good to see teh prices from intel and it remind me AMD when they started . Now roles are inverted, While AMD prices went up, Intel just did fantastic.
More competitions beter for us http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I was looking as well at the GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 wich totally kick some real high overclocking for a much lower price if you want to purchase some E6300 or E6400

Cajun76
08-20-2006, 03:35 AM
This is the sort of reason I've been nursing my APG mobo and AMD 64 3400. I couldn't justify getting a new mobo just for PCI-E. Now I can upgrade my CPU, mobo, gfx card, OS(Vista) and memory, and see a very apprieciable boost.

In a few months after Vista comes out, the DX 10 cards will come down in price and the second gen duo chips will be shipping, possibly even quad cores. New, faster, bigger and cheaper memory will be arriving. For me, it's a perfect time to buy as my now mid system starts to show it's age. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I've been an AMD guy for 5 years, but it looks like I'll be going Intel unless I see AMD come up with something competitive, and quick.

RS_Deacon
08-20-2006, 05:46 AM
i'm an intel guy at the moment. waiting for bob and the marriage of amd+ati to make a decision on a new machine. probably towards middle of next year, i hope.

Grue_
08-20-2006, 07:11 AM
Hopefully AMD will now slash the price of the FX-62 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Nice to see some competitive gaming products from Intel again.

LEXX_Luthor
08-20-2006, 05:17 PM
To be safe before a long term upgrade, I suggest waiting until some people here, some of the well known Old Timers perhaps, have a Conroe system and can offer a review, especially with respect to 64bit OS and 64bit software.

p1ngu666
08-20-2006, 05:34 PM
XP64 is pretty nice i use it.

hope it drives down prices, the best deal for bang for buck might still be amd, specialy if own a amd setup atm.

to swap to conroe id need new cpu, mobo, ram maybe, maybe a new waterblock too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Targ
08-20-2006, 05:48 PM
Conroe is really sweet but it is also a dead end.
Wait for the quad core cpu's that both intel and Amd will be releasing soon.

adlabs6
08-20-2006, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by Cajun76:
This is the sort of reason I've been nursing my APG mobo and AMD 64 3400. I couldn't justify getting a new mobo just for PCI-E. Now I can upgrade my CPU, mobo, gfx card, OS(Vista) and memory, and see a very apprieciable boost.

In a few months after Vista comes out, the DX 10 cards will come down in price and the second gen duo chips will be shipping, possibly even quad cores. New, faster, bigger and cheaper memory will be arriving. For me, it's a perfect time to buy as my now mid system starts to show it's age. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I've been an AMD guy for 5 years, but it looks like I'll be going Intel unless I see AMD come up with something competitive, and quick.

Aside from my having an AMD3000, I could've posted this same thing. These new Intels are going to be fun stuff. And AMD has of course followed up with announcements on quad core, which Intel has also recently matched.


Originally posted my LEXX_Luthor:
To be safe before a long term upgrade, I suggest waiting until some people here, some of the well known Old Timers perhaps, have a Conroe system and can offer a review, especially with respect to 64bit OS and 64bit software.

There are already a few in MSFS circles who've upgraded to Conroe. The E6600 is apparently handling FS very nicely with high setting and resolutions like 1920x1200.

So far Vista is looking rather like a resource hog, but time will tell how much final release 64 bit and dual core optimizations will help on that.

Jaws2002
08-20-2006, 05:57 PM
Looks like Conore is really overclocking happy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif:



http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=106321

-HH-Quazi
08-20-2006, 06:01 PM
Great link with some great info:

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2797

VW-IceFire
08-20-2006, 06:19 PM
This is good news for all. AMD and Intel fanboys alike. Top notch performance combined with a bit of a competitive price war is going to push things along very nicely.

Professor_1942
08-20-2006, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by Targ:
Conroe is really sweet but it is also a dead end.
Wait for the quad core cpu's that both intel and Amd will be releasing soon.

Or better yet, wait for the octacores that come out after that. :P There will always be something better just around the corner...

If I had some cash right now, I'd grab the 6300 and o/c the snot out of it... people are getting incredible overclocks with this chip, around 50-60% with air cooling.

adlabs6
08-20-2006, 06:54 PM
Dead end or not, I think the Conroe and what ever AMD fights it with will be important budget CPUs as quads appear in the coming 18 months, which is when I hope to be building.