Amazing benchmark results
The following table lists the results for the FX-62 AM2 and the two Conroes, along with those of other current high-end CPUs.
|Benchnmark/System||Intel Conroe E6700 system||Intel Conroe E6600 system||HEXUS FX-62 AM2 system||HEXUS FX-60 S939 system||HEXUS Intel Presler 965 system|
|ScienceMark 2.0 memory bandwidth (MB/s)||5048.13||5058.14||8144.90||5721.22||5678.11|
|ScienceMark 2.0 memory latency (ns, lower is better)||45.37||43.31||44.41||47.83||70.11|
|HEXUS Pifast (seconds, lower is better)||35.14||38.81||44.42||47.33||57.05|
|HEXUS Cryptography (higher is better)||145.22||126.1||166.1||153.26||123.34|
|Realstorm Raytracing 2004 (average FPS, higher is better)||30.01||27.13||25.2||25.31||17.19|
|DivX encode - multithreaded (T in seconds, lower is better)||125||138||164||176||153|
|WAV conversion - multi-threaded - (T in seconds, lower is better)||114||127||151||163||149|
|CINEBENCH multi-CPU render (higher is better)||859||773||742||692||716|
|KribiBench v1.1 - Jetshadow model (average FPS, higher is better)||17.25||16.95||11.4||12.03||15.35|
|Far Cry - 1024x768 - speed (average FPS, higher is better)||174.48||162.35||125.1||130.2||109.06|
|Quake 4 - 1600x1200 - 4x AA 16x AF (higher is better)||115.8||113||111.7||107.23||108|
|Splinter Cell: CT - 1600x1200 - 4x AA 8x AF (higher is better)||63.87||64.01||63.31||62.33||62.05|
It's abundantly clear that Conroe will be the fastest CPU in town when it hits in a few weeks' time. It pulverises all present CPUs in the majority of CPU-based benchmarks. Just take a look at the Far Cry (speed) scores!
Take another look and let the numbers sink in.
If it's all too much for you, we've added another table that shows the Conroe E6700 CPU's performance against the AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 and Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 965 CPUs, expressed as percentages.
|Benchnmark/System||Faster/slower than AMD Athlon 64 FX-62||Faster/slower than Intel Pentium E.E 965|
|ScienceMark 2.0 memory bandwidth||-38.02||-11.09|
|ScienceMark 2.0 memory latency||-2.12||54.53|
|Realstorm Raytracing 2004||19.09||74.58|
|DivX encode - multithreaded||31.20||22.40|
|WAV conversion - multithreaded||32.46||30.70|
|CINEBENCH multi-CPU render||15.77||19.97|
|KribiBench v1.1 - Jetshadow model||51.32||12.38|
|Far Cry - 1024x768 - speed||39.47||59.98|
|Quake 4 - 1600x1200 - 4x AA 16x AF||3.67||7.22|
|Splinter Cell: CT - 1600x1200 - 4x AA 8x AF||0.88||2.93|
* - Willy offers his thanks to forumite mxyztplk with his/her help in producing the correct percentages.
If this were boxing, the Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 would be Lennox Lewis, the Athlon 64 FX-62 Bernard Hopkins and the Intel Presler E.E 965 Ricky Hatton. They all punch their weight, but some punch a lot heavier than others.
There's no real need for a summary. The benchmarks tell all. Intel's Conroe simply outmuscles every currently available CPU. Would you buy an AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 now? AMD must be thinking that K8-L can't come soon enough.
A little bird also tells us that the Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme Edition may well debut with a 3GHz clockspeed. Just imagine that. Gentlemen and ladies, start your salivating.
Were you one of the Conroe doubters? Still not convinced? Either way, how do you think AMD is going to respond? Lots to talk about over in the HEXUS.community, we reckon.
HEXUS.reviews - AMD Socket AM2: Athlon 64 FX-62 and nForce5 590 SLI
HEXUS.headline - Foxconn AM2 mainboard at CeBIT 2006 (part of the massive HEXUS.CEBIT 2006 show coverage)
CeBIT 2006 - All HEXUS CeBIT 2006 coverage
IDF Spring 2006 - HEXUS report on Conroe benchmarks
IDF Spring 2006 - HEXUS report on next generation Core architecture
IDF Spring 2005 - All HEXUS coverage
NVIDIA debut EPP memory standard HEXUS.core
HEXUS reviews - Evesham FX-62 AM2 system
HEXUS reviews - SCAN 3XS Athlon 64 FX-62 AM2 system
UPDATE - July 14, 2006 (launch day for Intel Core 2 Duo)
HEXUS.reviews - Intel Conroe Core 2 Duo/Extreme Processors
HEXUS.reviews - World exclusive! Intel Conroe-powered MESH Elite Extreme SLI system
DDR2 SDRAM - Wikipedia
Foxconn - Mainboard home page
NVIDIA - SLI home page
NVIDIA - 500-family core logic at CeBIT 2006
Intel - Core 2 Information
Corsair EPP - Corsair EPP Modules