The Tech Report puts the brand new X2 6000+ in direct competition with the E6700. They spend some time focusing on the memory bandwidth, which lets the X2 show up Intel’s chip … for a while. Read on to see how the pure speed of the 6000+ compares to the more modern architecture of the Core 2 Duo chip.
“AMD is looking to stem the tide with the only tools available to it in the short term, and they’re both very old-school: a price cut and a clock speed increase. Can these time-worn techniques put the Athlon 64 back on the map in this age of fancy-pants architectural tweaks and CPU cores multiplying like guppies? The Athlon 64 X2 6000+ is a great test case. It now costs less than its natural competitor, the Core 2 Duo E6700, and it has quietly become the first Athlon 64 X2 processor to reach the 3GHz milestone.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+: Competing with Aggressive Pricing @ AnandTech
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ @ HEXUS
- The FX-64 Lives! (AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+) @ HardwareZone
- Chip that time forgot adopted by HP @ The Inquirer