Originally Posted by Device
What do you mean?
I kind of thought the results speak for themselves. Virtually all of the reviews comparing the dual core athlon vs. the dual core pentuims have the athlons coming out ahead at a lower price, with less heat.
I haven't had a chance to read through all of anand tech's review, I just found funny that he came up with different numbers. I have to look into his testing methodology. I have to admit, cnet's testing methodology isn't exactly world reknowned either. The thing that suprised me is that Anand is the first guy to say that the dual core amd's are on parity with the intels.
The major limiting factor on smp based systems is memory bandwidth, and amd has addressed that. Intel hasn't,so all memory intesive benchmarks (which is virtually everything in the real world) are going to be crap on the pentiums.