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    HEXUS.reviews :: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+

    AMD's released a 3GHz-rated Athlon 64 X2 for under £300. Bargain or not?

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    Poor AMD.. kicked to touch by Sandhu...

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    Why didn't you overclock it? It could hit 10ghz for all we know
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    This processor uses 125 watts!!!

    You would have to be an idiot to buy this.

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    Hi,

    Because press samples generally aren't indicative of what a retail CPU may do, so we refrain from publishing numbers, based on a sample of just one, that might favourably influence a buying decision.

    As is happens, the sample wasn't even stable at 3.2GHz with default voltage.
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    Question Hardware encrytion.

    I was just wondering how well a cpu with hardware encryption would fare in your encrytion tests, something like a via c7? I know it'd be rubbish at every thing else in the test suite but I'd quite like to know Just call it morbid curiosity or something!

    Other than that, it definately seems that AMD are kind of pushing their K8 cores to the limit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by M4tt View Post
    I was just wondering how well a cpu with hardware encryption would fare in your encrytion tests, something like a via c7? I know it'd be rubbish at every thing else in the test suite but I'd quite like to know
    It would rely on the program itself using its specialised instructions, which I doubt it does.
    Also my understanding was the C7's 'hardware encryption' wasn't accelerating the encryption process itself but using electical noise to generate true random numbers rather than time seeded, theoretically reproducable, ones.

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    Yeah, it may well be the case that its nothing more than a good RNG, but it would be nice to see if these heavily biased benchmark results (URL in my next post...) were even partly acurrate! As I said, I'm just a bit curious about the performance of possible security optimisations.

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    C7 benches
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    I'm just fed up with AMD switching to the new socket type. I bought an X2 939 chip about 18 months ago. I'd like to be able to upgrade it, but for some reason they launched AM2.

    As far as I can tell, there seems to be no reason AMD to do this beyond DDR2 support. They're not (noticably) faster. AM2 doesn't give you anything S939 did.

    It just means people who already have S939 kit will have to buy all new mobos, and RAM, and to be honest who in their right minds is going to do that when they can get C2D for about the same price?

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    Where's the bang for buck?

    On a side note, these Hexus awards are getting a bit misleading. Having a award simply because it 'works' is wrong, because anything that is released to the market are expected to work anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bergy10 View Post
    Where's the bang for buck?

    On a side note, these Hexus awards are getting a bit misleading. Having a award simply because it 'works' is wrong, because anything that is released to the market are expected to work anyway!
    Agreed, its rather odd to give something a big impressive looking badge that (I assume) may be used in the marketing material and then above saying you can't recommend buying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bergy10 View Post
    Where's the bang for buck?

    On a side note, these Hexus awards are getting a bit misleading. Having a award simply because it 'works' is wrong, because anything that is released to the market are expected to work anyway!
    Yep have to agree, giving something an award because it does what it says in the advertising is plain miss-leading.

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    I wasn't even sure what kind of commendation "executive" was.

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    We're currently looking into revising the award structure, folks.

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    With enough Intel advertisements on this site to choke a chicken, it's transparantley obvious where loyalties lie here. There are many other review sites out there that have no trouble giving this chip a thumbs up. The bias here is why i've simply stopped reading things on this site. This is the first one i've read in a long time. There aren't ANY realistic situations where there would be any noticable difference between this and an E6700 chip, aside from a couple synthetic benchmarks. And i'll bet dollars to doghnuts, that when Barcelona is revealed and let's say it defeats Intel's chips by the amount demonstrated in this review, that there will be droves of people refusing to switch from C2D. Their beloved Intel will spin it and you gullable fanboys will suck it up like a vacuum once again. As for overclocking, keep your blinders on and try not to look at anything positive in that regard. There are at least 3 reviewers that have clocked the CZ stepping to 3.5 Ghz on air. I'm not going to list the links for you, look for them yourself if you're interested (which I highly doubt that many here are).
    Boy, those advertising dollars must sure be needed.

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