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Old 03-15-06, 09:47 PM   #13
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Default Re: AM2 Preview: Performance Lackluster?

AMD should just close up shop and give it up.




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Old 03-15-06, 10:14 PM   #14
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AMD should've designed the A64 architecture from the beginning to utilize more memory bandwidth. I saw signs of trouble when Anandtech first did the A64 with DDR500 test, and the improvements were very very little.

On the other hand, Intel's netburst has always been bandwidth hungry, and now Conroe utilize the DDR2 bandwidth nicely as well, but we still don't know how Conroe scales with increased memory bandwidth. If Conroe scales well, then DDR2-800 + Conroe could definitely deliver a bigger blow than what we saw from the preview.

Wonder if the situation changes for AMD's K8L.
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Old 03-15-06, 11:29 PM   #15
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Does anyone know how long amd plan on staying with this new socket?
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Old 03-16-06, 05:50 AM   #16
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Default Re: AM2 Preview: Performance Lackluster?

The new intel Conroe chip looks like it is going to be good and AMD is going to have to do more then just DDR2.
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Old 03-16-06, 08:23 AM   #17
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AMD should've designed the A64 architecture from the beginning to utilize more memory bandwidth.
No they did exactly what they should've done - get good performance without a requirement of high bandwidth utilization. Just making it more bandwidth hungry is not a good thing necessarily.

I'd rather see them do exactly what they've already done in the past - get competitive performance w/o requiring high bandwidth.
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Old 03-16-06, 10:14 AM   #18
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I agree with Rip.

The proc's are not exactly starved for bw right now. Consider the relative lack of performance boost (other than theoretical) between 754 and 939.

The procs will benefit, yes, but they are hardly going to experience a night and day difference.
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