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Should I Wait?


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#1 da11en47

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 08:39 PM

Ok so I want to buy a new computer. I'm an intel guy, and i've been looking at all the Dual-Cores chips, etc. My question is should I wait for this new chip the CONROE? Will the CONROE be way too expensive at release? Will Dual-Core prices drop?, and should I go with that. Thanks.

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 08:20 AM

Generally I dont' recommend waiting, but I do now. I'm not at all impressed with the Pentium D, so if you want a dual-core either wait for Conroe or go AMD.

Besides, rumour-mill has it that there is a price-war coming up in July between AMD and Intel. We're talking up to 50-60% price-cuts on dual-cores. Conroe is also being released at very reasonable prices.
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Posted 12 June 2006 - 08:53 PM

What is CONROE? Is it Intel or AMD or neither?
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Posted 13 June 2006 - 01:56 PM

Conroe is the codename for Intels upcoming architecture. It'll sell as "Core 2", and according to everything known now, it seems to make one helluva processor.
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Posted 14 June 2006 - 08:39 PM

The E6700 Conroe easily whooped the FX-62 in 15(!!) different tests. The only advantage that the 62 had, was in memory read/write tests. Other than that, Conroe totally showed AMD that they are not ready for the future at the moment.

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