Intel Core 2 (Conroe) Performance Review

By Zachary Chan - 14 Jul 2006

Results - Lightwave 3D 7.5

Results - Lightwave 3D 7.5

AMD's Athlon 64's have traditionally been able to perform really well in this rendering benchmark due to its more efficient and shorter pipelines. However, with the Core microarchitecture, Intel is able to turn the tables on AMD. The Core 2 Extreme X6800 is able to plow through the benchmark in record time, almost 15% faster than the Athlon 64 FX-62 in most cases. The Core 2 Duo E6700 is also able to complete most workloads 10 - 20 seconds faster than the FX-62, but the superiority of the FX-62 in this benchmark shows since the E6600 is unable to overtake its times.

The deeply pipelined Pentium Extreme Edition 965 is struggling to keep up with the Core 2 Duo and actually runs more than a minute slower than even the E6600 in the Tracer-Radiosity tests. If you strip off all the technology and just look at the raw numbers, it is shocking to see how the 3.73GHz Presler is being schooled by a 2.4GHz Conroe.


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