Intel Core 2 Duo (Conroe) E6600 Engineering Sample OCing and Benchmark Adventure

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  1. compgeek89

    compgeek89 Ancient Guru

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    Due to the limit on number of images per post (15), and the difficulty to compare results side by side I have revamped the review format. I hope you like it!

    Note1: ES4: Oblivion and COD2 were run with FRAPs, the results will not be precisely comparable.

    Note2: I apologize for the lack of ORB links with the conroe system, futuremark currently does not recognize the CPU

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Specs:
    2.4ghz 266x9
    2x 64KB L1 Cache (64KB Per Core)
    4MB Shared L2 Cache
    Revision: B0
    Stepping: QLLR​


    AMD System: ----------
    AMD Opteron 165 @ 3GHz
    2x eVGA 7900 GT SLI @ 700/800 - Forceware 84.66
    2x 1GB G.Skill DDR500 3-4-4-8
    DFI NF4 Ultra-D A0 Modded to SLI-D
    Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM SATA HDD
    OCZ GameXStream 700w PSU​


    Pics of AMD Rig:
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    Intel System:----------
    Intel Core 2 Duo (Conroe) E6600 ES @ 3ghz / Max Clocks TBD
    2x eVGA 7900 GT SLI @ 700/800 - Forceware 84.56
    2x 1GB G.Skill DDR2-800 4-4-4-12
    Intel D975XBX "Bad Axe" Mobo
    Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM SATA HDD
    OCZ GameXStream 700w PSU​


    Pics of Conroe Rig:
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    Overclocking Results:
    To come starting saturday... I will include all benchmarks with the Conroe @ 3ghz as well for a clock for clock comparison.


    Super PI 1M:
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: 29.156s

    Conroe @ 3GHz: 17.015s

    Conroe @ 3.63ghz: 14.297s

    Dual Run on Conroe @ 3GHz: 20.922s / 21.172s




    Super PI 32M:
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: 25m 58.625s

    Conroe @ 3GHz: 17m 58.781s

    Conroe @ 3.5ghz: 16m 51.219s



    AquaMark 3:
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: 120,655

    Conroe @ 3GHz: 162,561

    Conroe @ 3.55GHz: 174,205



    3D Mark 2001:
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: 37,132
    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=8991290

    Conroe @ 3GHz: 49,009

    Conroe @ 3.54GHz: 56,422



    3D Mark 2003:
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: 33,078
    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=4826258

    Conroe @ 3GHz: 36,339

    Conroe @ 3.5GHz: 38,203



    3D Mark 2005:
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: 15,711
    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=2059939

    Conroe @ 3GHz: 17,080

    Conroe @ 3.525GHz: 19,135



    3D Mark 2006:
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: 10,067
    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=337584

    Conroe @ 3GHz: 10,805

    Conroe @ 3.5GHz: 11,757



    PC Mark 2005:
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: 6,858

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    Conroe @ 3GHz: 8,783

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    Conroe @ 3.5GHz: 8,902



    FEAR Stress Test:
    1024x768, 4xAA 16xAF, all max:
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: Min 60 | Avg 142 | Max 370

    Conroe @ 3GHz: Min 78 | Avg 162 | Max 485

    Conroe @ Max Clocks:


    1600x1200, 4xAA 16xAF, all max:
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: Min 25 | Avg 43 | Max 172

    Conroe @ 3GHz: Min 53 | Avg 86 | Max 310

    Conroe @ Max Clocks:



    Source Stress Test:
    1600x1200, 4xAA 16xAF, Everything Maximum
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: 134.15fps

    Conroe @ 3GHz: 138.41fps

    Conroe @ Max Clocks:



    Call of Duty 2: Point DuHoc Assault until over the cliffs
    1600x1200, 4xAA 8xAF, Everything Maximum
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: Min 23 | Avg 50.189 | Max 102

    Conroe @ 3GHz: Min 22 | Avg 50.961 | Max 98

    Conroe @ Max Clocks:



    Far Cry:
    1600x1200, HDR-7, 16xAF, Everything Maximum
    All maximum with an HDR setting of 7 is the most beautiful and hardware intensive mode Far Cry offers. This is as tough as it gets.


    CONROE RESULTS ON FAR CRY CURRENTLY N/A

    Ultra quality option, Direct3D renderer
    Level: Regulator
    Pixel shader: model 3.0
    Anisotropic filtering: 16×
    HDR: level 7
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: 55.89 FPS
    Conroe @ 3GHz:
    Conroe @ Max Clocks:

    Ultra quality option, Direct3D renderer
    Level: Research
    Pixel shader: model 3.0
    Anisotropic filtering: 16×
    HDR: level 7
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: 67.97 FPS
    Conroe @ 3GHz:
    Conroe @ Max Clocks:

    Ultra quality option, Direct3D renderer
    Level: Training
    Pixel shader: model 3.0
    Anisotropic filtering: 16×
    HDR: level 7
    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: 61.22 FPS
    Conroe @ 3GHz:
    Conroe @ Max Clocks:


    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    1600x1200, Full HDR, 8xAF, Everything Maximum
    This FRAPS run was taken from the very beginning of the game, up until the time that the king leaves you.


    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: Min 15 | Avg 83.993 | Max 689

    Conroe @ 3GHz: Min 29 | Avg 132.776 | Max 1546

    Conroe @ Max Clocks:



    XViD to MP4 (Ipod) using WinAVI Video Converter
    LOTR: Extended Trilogy

    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: 1hr 23min

    Conroe @ 3GHz: 1hr 8min

    Conroe @ Max Clocks:


    MPG to XViD using VirtualDub
    5min Video of COD2 recorded with FRAPS

    Opteron 165 @ 3GHz: 13min 40sec

    Conroe @ 3GHz: 10min 1sec

    Conroe @ 3.45GHz: 8min 30sec


    DVD Decryption
    Napoleon Dynamite DVD Decryption

    Conroe @ 3.85GHz: 4m 16s


    DVD Shrink
    Napoleon Dynamite DVD Shrink

    Conroe @ 3.85GHz: 5m 7s


    Battlefield 2
    10 Minutes of Gameplay on Sharqi
    About the minimum FPS here, I think it was when I hit accidentally hit ESC to go to the menu, i dont think it dropped below 90 in gameplay. The 100FPS cap sucks.

    Conroe @ 3.85GHz: Min 33 | Avg 97 | Max 100
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2006
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    Damn, your storm got there fast.
     
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    if i were happy i wouldnt be on the cutting edge? ;)

    My storm will be here tommorrow, conroe and mobo on saturday. DDR2 RAM is here.
     
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    Well I'm perfectly happy in the "front row". :D
     
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    lol, its a whole lot cheaper aint it? :D
     
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    Lol, you look like your ready for some hardcore testing.
    Im kinda second row, center.
     

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    I want to see that 4.5 ghz on water. I can see benchmark reccords in your future... :-D

    -Satan

    Edit: I'm looking from the balcony ;)
     
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    Get LN2 and jack it up to 5 ghz and beyond! Show me 9 secs on Spi 1M!

    lol

    I can't wait till saturday..
     
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    is it saterday yet???lol i got my beet on conroe that opty whont do s*** :)
     
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    DAMN! I keep asking myself where do so people get engineering samples... I can't wait till saturday to see the benchis.

    I'm thinking of selling my CPU, mobo and mem, and prepare for the Conroe
     
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    Well it'll be nice seeing a resident oc guru take conroe on. Good luck ill be watching this thread.
     

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    @ Konsole, yes :D

    @ Lord of Doom, I wish - I doubt 4.5ghz is doable on water even with the best chip. :(

    @ Vodka, lol, thats an idea...

    @ Luis, Crap knows, I paid enough for my ES!

    @ scipio, thank you m8 :)
     
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    I hope I can make as comprehensive review between current top of the lin AMD and Conroe chips as I can.

    If anyone has any suggestions I am open. My AMD benching will begin tommorrow.

    This ought to be somewhat better than the current BS reviews going around the internet with totally lopsided configurations etc.
     
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    You got it from FCG, but at how much... I really have a need to switch back to my intel roots and get ready for Conroe. Jumping platform will only cost me close to 700 bucks (Pentium 930, PC8000 Ram, and the Intel mobo (and hope for a 304 rev). If I sell my old P4 Rig for 600 and my current cpu and ram for 500 I'd have enough for the platform change and still have enough scrap to make a AMD PC (would only need HDD and case)

    PS. Good luck
     
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    You can get an E6600 ES and Rev304 from him right now for $987 combined. Hes selling the stuff at cost, he actually lost $16 on my purchase.
     

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