AMD breaks 3GHz barrier, it’s about time

Feb 21, 2007
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I've been disappointed in AMD lately. I used to be a hardcore AMD fan, but Intel finally won me over with their Core 2 Duo. That's not to say that I won't give them another chance. Today I'm taking a look at their Athlon 64 X2 6000+, their first to reach 3Ghz.

The guys over at Xbit have done a full comparison of the new 6000+ with some of the top competitors from Intel. Since many of you like to just skip to the conclusion, (I've been known to do it myself) I'll sum it up for you. It can keep pace with the Core 2 Duo 6600, but for the money, you're still better off sticking with Intel.

One of my favorite things about AMD was that they were always good for overclocking. Since the introduction of the Pentium D 805, Intel has really dominated the field. Once again, AMD fails to impress. The maximum clock frequency multiplier is locked, and you'll only get it up to about 3.2GHz. Looks like my Core 2 Duo won't be going anywhere soon.

AMD Conquering 3GHz: Athlon 64 X2 6000+ CPU Review [via xbit]


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