Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Tom's comment on 65nm Intel Presler Pentium XE 965

Finally, Tom said something of wisdom:

But even when the Intel CPU is overclocked at 4.26 GHz, the dualcore Athlon 64 FX processors still offer better results for most applications. Sure, the new Extreme Edition CPU is competitive, but it does not outperform the Athlon 64 FX-60, even at 3.73 GHz.

The Pentium Extreme Edition 965 does its job by keeping Intel in the news and by bridging the time until the first Conroe-based Core Duo E6000 (or E8000 Extreme Edition) processors become available. But at the end of the day, it is just another NetBurst processor that is inferior compared to the dual-core Athlons. did its own testing, the 65nm Presler Pentium XE 965 performed slower than Athlon 64 X2 3800+ in a lot of applications.

We expect AMD64 to get a 10-40% performance boost by running 64 bit Windows Vista. However, Microsoft delayed Windows Vista for consumers because Microsoft will "get credit for listening to partners and ensuring that we're thinking about their businesses, not just ours or some portion of their businesses". You guessed right, Wintel is the greatest partnership, Windows Vista is waiting for the Israeli amateurs to get AMD64 working.

AMD published its 64 bit programming guide 5 years ago, Opteron was launched 3 years ago. Linux 64 bit has matured. If Windows Vista consumer edition gets delayed yet again to 2008, don't be surprised, our Israeli friends are still learning the AMD64 basics.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

On techreport, the 965 is often about as fast as the X2-3800. That's pretty sad. I think it would do better at toms hardware, because i find they are intel biased (or maybe techreport is amd biased, though i doubt it)

12:25 PM, March 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bahh humbug we all know the 965 can do one job 3 or 4 times better then any amd chip.... want to know what that job is? welll.... they make great space heaters. intel found the ultimate duel purpose chip.

5:07 AM, March 24, 2006  
Anonymous George said...

For That Get A 855 EE for that because of the larger transitors

10:03 PM, May 02, 2006  

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