Ok, I just finished reading the review for the athlon 64 and the EE and I dont think its very accurate the EE has way more cache and its at a way higher clock, it isnt right that they should beef on AMD like that considering it didnt do much worse than the heat machine intel.
think of it they did the review and they wrote uncertain 64-bit future for AMD but, they tested the 64s against the EE p4 which really wasnt matched lol Im just saying that they shouldve praised AMD for having less cache and clock and still being a coupl hundred points behind in everything that wasnt gaming
Or they could praise the EE for having a lower IPC and still winning. Clock speed and cache are HARDLY the only two variables for performance. The 2.2GHz FX-51 is AMD's FLAGSHIP processor...it is designed to compete (and frankly beat) the EE in overall performance, even if the EE has double the cache and a ~50% increase in clockspeed.
Maxtor disgraces the six letters that make Matrox.