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Computex 2006 - Day 2 and 3 live coverage from the floor

By: Cameron Wilmot | Trade Shows | Posted: Jun 8, 2006 4:00 am

Intel performs live benchmarks of Conroe and AM2



Yesterday at Computex we attended the Intel press conference along with just about every other man and his dog here in Taipei.


At their press conference at the top of Taipei 101 building on the 84th floor, Intel talked about a lot of things - the main subject was the new 965 series of chipsets for Conroe but also new enterprise products were discussed along with the Viiv home entertainment PC platform.


The one thing we want to focus on was the live benchmark which Intel performed comparing a Conroe Core 2 Duo (E6700) running at 2.66GHz against an overclocked AMD Athlon FX-60 running at a higher 2.8GHz clock speed. We weren't told any other system specifications but Intel ran an office application benchmark and the Conroe killed the FX-60, considerably. Since there was a lot of excitement at the press conference about a live benchmark, we quickly pulled out the video camera and recorded some live footage of the event. After all, it's quite rare to see Intel mention AMD at their press conference so many times - we think they must be very confident in their future.



We have uploaded two short videos live from the press conference which you can download below:


- computex06_intelvsamd01.avi - AMD FX-60 benchmarking (43.6MB)


- computex06_intelvsamd02.avi - Intel Conroe benchmarking (30.5MB)



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