Friday, June 09, 2006

Must watch video: Dual core stress test

Intel vs AMD dual core stress test video by tomshardware.com.

Thoughts, Intel overclockers?

You may also want to read this on heat and motherboard life.

PS: This video is super amazing.

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

From my own experience AMD nforce2 and Via K8T motherboards are a lot worse reliability wise when overclocked. The Abit K8T was robust but failed to lock the Pcie bus and so limited the overclock. The 3 MSI's I had ..two failed. The DFI I had failed also. I'm on an Asus now for my Fx-55. In the meantime the Asus P4C800 with 3Ghz P4 northwood has outlasted them all even though when new overclocked from 3Ghz up to 3.750Mhz straight off.

Oh, and tell Toms hardware that is not the best way to apply thermal paste .. no wonder they have problems with simple stability tests .. ho ho :D

1:32 AM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lolz.. on the eve of Conroe launch, you're still comparing X2 with PD?

how about this.. Conroe can be passively cooled, same with X2s?

you really need to step out of your AMD-given "PhD". seriously, you're making a fool out of yourself.

4:26 AM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Li Yundi
Li Yundi - Single brain, dual hands, ten fingers leaves both Intel and AMD in the dust.

8:26 AM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop referencing obsolete CPUs, you stupid moron!

8:27 AM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Stop referencing obsolete CPUs, you stupid moron!"

Do you have a production woodcrest CPU?

9:46 AM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"how about this.. Conroe can be passively cooled, same with X2s?"

Some site ran a x2 3800+ without a fan
I guess u can :D. Low end though.

9:59 AM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop referencing obsolete CPUs, you stupid moron!

Ppl are still buying these from shops.
Although not so many ;)

10:01 AM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess posts 2 and 4 are thoughts from Intel overclockers :P

10:03 AM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's obsolete? Those paper launched Conroes? It's not like you can even go buy one till Sept!

What is Intel's CURRENT CPU out on the market that YOU, the consumer, can go buy... at this moment??!

The topic of this is regarding overclocking to diffuse some who say you can overclock the crap out of your CPU and everything is fine... Get real!

Every industry works like this... the more power you push out of it, the less reliable it's gonna be. (i.e. Automotive engines work with same principle. Overclocking is like turbo-charging.)

Plain, and simple.

10:30 AM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Obsolete CPUs" is correct. Intel will have to allocate Conroe supplies and Dell, HP and the large Oems will have the majority of the cut. The smaller players will try to push those "Obsolete cpus" for months to come.

11:17 AM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lolz.. i'm not an intel overclocker, but i've seen what Conroe is capable of. i even saw reviews done by some serious overclockers who overclocked Conroe to 5Ghz, and did Super Pi 1M under 10s. when you guys whine about how SuperPi is not a "real" benchmark, i want to remind you to jump out of your "my-k8-pwns-intel" mindset.

"paper-launched" Conroe? are you telling me that all the benchmarks doen by every 3rd party sites and enthusiasts sites are nothing? PLEASE!!! GET REAL!!!

11:55 AM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

conroes have not launched in any form. did you miss the memo leak that intel is putting a deadline in which online places must be selling conroes? also, it is launching july.

this is old news....

12:08 PM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those overclockers you refer to used voltages almost 40% higher than stock voltages. Chips won't last a month with those voltages. Hell, I'd be surprised if they lasted two weeks!

Also IIRC the chips were running with one of the cores disabled because they couldn't get both cores to get past POST without crashing the system.

You should also remember that they used a modded version of Super PI and not the default.

Come on now, the product isn't even available for purchase and you call it a review?
Besides, the chips were probably cherry picked and handed to them on ebay by some intel insider.

12:52 PM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"..."paper-launched" Conroe? are you telling me that all the benchmarks doen by every 3rd party sites and enthusiasts sites are nothing? PLEASE!!! GET REAL!!! "

Yes... three, 3rd party hitting the same button in unison and recording results, holding hands, and chanting & humming along... are nothing to me. I'll wait till a full true Independent review you can buy off the shelf or anywhere for that matter.

If 50 people sat in a room, all pushed the same buttons with same configs... and they all got the same results (*cough* June 4th as directed by Intel...) must make sense. What's your IQ? Are you that guillible?

Open up your brain a bit and actually "think" for once in your life for YOURSELF when it's out.
--> Problem is, you can't... because it's NOT AVAILABLE yet!! It's the job of those sites acting as little pawns.

It's a marketing ploy, and you've fallin' victim to it... you are it, and don't even know it.

3:22 PM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wouldn't make logical sense to "allow" third party reviewers to post such good results if when in fact the processors do ship, they are unable to reproduce those results. The bad publicity would be the nail in the coffin for Intel. Therefore, logically, it is safe to assume that production Conroes will be able to reproduce the performance we are seeing now with review units.

7:11 PM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Logically, Intel would be committing marketing suicide by "allowing" third party reviewers to publish high performance benchmarks if indeed the production chips could not deliver the same performance. Therefore, it is completely reasonable to assume that Conroe will be a speedy performer and will in fact eclipse the current AMD offerings.

7:16 PM, June 10, 2006  

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