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Phenom vs Intel's best - Crysis benchmarks

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October 29, 2007 6:49:53 AM

First benchmark results:

http://www.expreview.com/news/hard/2007-10-29/119362083...

Overclocked Phenom (to the same Intel's clock frequency) is a few percentage points slower. The pricing will make or break it.

Thanks to Fudzilla.com for the news.

October 29, 2007 7:03:58 AM

Nice to see they might have a contender but I just don't believe we are going to see that speed anytime soon as a launched product from AMD.

We so need them to come out with a Phenom at 3 GHz speed.

I was just reading reviews of Intel's QX9650 processor on other sites. It is reaching 4.0 GHz on air with a stupidly low idle and Full power operating power and temperature.

Then I think of the difference in Core size. The 2 cores of the Yorkfield only take up to 214 mm^2 compared to the Phenom's 283 mm^2. I don't see how AMD can keep up with Intel. There D1D plant is already producing the new Penryn based chips. The Fab down south is starting to produce them and then 2 more 45nm plants come online next year.
This does not even take into account that Intel is already seriously working on their 32nm process.

<Sigh> AMD needs to shove a rocket up their, well you know what and get things happening.
October 29, 2007 11:29:22 AM

Some people think that AMD MUST beat Intel. I don't think that. AMD gives Intel competition. If it weren't for competition, do you honestly think that C2D/C2Q chips would cost what they do now? Yes? Ok, take a class in economics.
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November 27, 2007 9:44:57 PM

Isn't it a bit ridiculous to compare a 300$ processor with a 1,000$ one?

Intel might have the better Quad Core coming out but I could build a full mid-range desktop for that amount.

The real battle will be fought between AMD's Phenom and the Core 2 Duo. It seems to come down to 64 bit architecture support and motherboards.
November 27, 2007 10:13:08 PM

BlueFlob said:
Isn't it a bit ridiculous to compare a 300$ processor with a 1,000$ one?

Intel might have the better Quad Core coming out but I could build a full mid-range desktop for that amount.

The real battle will be fought between AMD's Phenom and the Core 2 Duo. It seems to come down to 64 bit architecture support and motherboards.


The $300 vs. $1000 question... well, Intel is charging $1000+ because they can... just as AMD could when they first dropped the X2-4800 back in the summer of '05. AMD can't do that now because it doesn't offer a top-tier product.

As far as "the real battle" you mentioned... oh come on... Intel has a quad-core already in the $300 price segment... and it's just going to bring along more friends for the ride. Don't for one second believe that Intel is just planning on throwing duos at Phenom... they're bringing the quads.
November 27, 2007 10:33:03 PM

Wow, this thread got dug up from 6ft under...
November 27, 2007 10:35:17 PM

BlueFlob said:
Isn't it a bit ridiculous to compare a 300$ processor with a 1,000$ one?


They should have overclocked both $300 chips are far as they will go and then benchmarked.
November 27, 2007 10:45:38 PM

TechnologyCoordinator said:
They should have overclocked both $300 chips are far as they will go and then benchmarked.


Q6600 @ 3.6GHz vs Phenom @ 3GHz, that should be interesting...

Well, not really, it'll be a bit one sided, but all tests from reviews so far have been stock, and stock is so boring! :pfff: 
November 27, 2007 10:51:23 PM

Well you have to take into account that, Phenom was volted at 1.5V.

At that voltage, you can get a Q6600 to 4.3Ghz.

Yeh I guess its too one sided... :p 
November 27, 2007 11:31:51 PM

Well as much as AMD is taking the backseat these days,these benchmarks do show improvment to AMDs architecture.Just maybe,we'll see them come up with something to rival their arch enemy,INTEL.Way to go AMD,looking good baby.

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November 27, 2007 11:47:29 PM

I think that this review was a bit stupid...who buys those $1,000 processors? They SHOULD have gotten a q6600 with G0 stepping and OC'd to 3Ghz. Then it would be a bit better.
November 28, 2007 12:30:40 AM

even a stock c2d beats an oc'd phenom...
August 30, 2008 3:11:58 PM

sup every1, im building a pc hope it runs like a dream,.. not only for gaming but also multi tasking on dual screen:p  would like to know ur opinions

Asus M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe, AM2+, nF780,4xDDR2,ATX
AMD Phenom X4 9950, 2.6GHz, 4MB, AM2+, 140W, Box
3x GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB
4gig hyper mem 800mhz
500gig hard disk 32mb 7200rpm
1100W power sup.
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August 30, 2008 3:38:37 PM

smokebudsdaily said:
sup every1, im building a pc hope it runs like a dream,.. not only for gaming but also multi tasking on dual screen:p  would like to know ur opinions

Asus M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe, AM2+, nF780,4xDDR2,ATX
AMD Phenom X4 9950, 2.6GHz, 4MB, AM2+, 140W, Box
3x GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB
4gig hyper mem 800mhz
500gig hard disk 32mb 7200rpm
1100W power sup.


Take a look at these ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...


The 790GX with sb750 may be preferable to the 790FX with sb600 because of the overclocking headroom. That would limit you to x8x8 in CrossFire but would not be an issue with a single slot 'x2' video card at PCIe Gen2 x16. Because of your anticipated video requirements you may need to look at the 790FX with dual PCIe Gen2 x16x16.

There should soon be 790FX mobos with sb750 available. That would be my choice for the OC of the Phenom and CrossFire x16x16 PCIe Gen2. That would require consideration of the 'darkside' for your video :p 

It is my understanding that the hd4870x2 preforms a notch above the 9800 GTXx2. In a 'trip' configuration I really don't know ...

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