Intel Unleashes Conroe: X6800 and E6700 Reviewed

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The Test System

The Conroe Test Bench

Testing Procedure:

All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows XP Professional build 2600 with Service Pack 2 and DirectX 9.0c. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. All of the modules were run in dual channel mode! The memory on the Intel and AMD test platforms with DDR2 memory was run with Corsair PC2-6400C3 memory running 4GB at 3-4-3-9 2T timings at 800MHz. The memory on the AMD DDR1 motherboard was running 2GB at 400MHz with 2-3-2-6 timings.  The ATI X1900XTX video card used CATALYST 6.6 public drivers.

Here is the AMD Scoket 939 Test platform:

AMD Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

AMD Athlon 64 FX-60/4800+

Motherboard

ASUS AN832-SLI Deluexe

Memory

Corsair PC-3200

Video Card

ATI X1900XTX

Hard Drive

Western Digital 250MB

Cooling

Corsair Nautilus 500

Power Supply

Thermaltake 750W

Operating System

Windows XP Professional

Here is the AMD Scoket AM2 Test platform:

AMD Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

AMD Athlon 64 FX-62/5000+

Motherboard

ASUS AN832-SLI Deluexe

Memory

Corsair PC2-6400C3

Video Card

ATI X1900XTX

Hard Drive

Western Digital 250MB

Cooling

Corsair Nautilus 500

Power Supply

Thermaltake 750W

Operating System

Windows XP Professional

Here is the Intel Test Platform:

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Intel Pentium 965

Motherboard

Intel D975XBX v304

Memory

Corsair PC2-6400C3

Video Card

ATI X1900XTX

Hard Drive

Western Digital 250MB

Cooling

Corsair Nautilus 500

Power Supply

Thermaltake 750W

Operating System

Windows XP Professional

Let’s move on and take a look at the testing!

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