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Originally Posted by specofdustAn even shorter pipeline? Bloody nora, this things going to rawk in games, and suck poop in things like video encoding. If the pipeline is even shorter, not even a second core is going to make up the performance in things like video encoding.
Originally Posted by Da DegoPrice is comparable. I would have liked to see it a bit cheaper. :( Still, a very nice offering as an intermediate step over to Conroe.
Originally Posted by bigzOoops, I forgot to add the forum link to the article after publishing :o
But it clearly performs well in Video Encoding and beats K8 clock-for-clock, as demonstrated :?
Originally Posted by rupbertAre people going to buy this over the soon to be released Conroe? Is the Conroe going to be that much more expensive?
Originally Posted by bigzWell, rumours suggest that you can stick a Merom in the AOpen board with a BIOS flash... I can't remember where I saw that though.
Originally Posted by Wrigley1It's worth noting that these have been in Macs for a while now, so it's not as if this is the debut of the processor. It seem like they tested it out in Macs first, and I can tell you, the Core Duo in the iMac is very good at video encoding.
Originally Posted by specofdustAn even shorter pipeline?
Originally Posted by hitman012Nice article, shame you didn't have the time to put the chip under phase :(
I thought these had the same pipeline length as Dothan?
Originally Posted by MastershakeJBI just read someone's post in here about yonah/dothan having weak points? What are they? Cause from what I've seen all over the web, the yonah and conroe architecture seem to beat EVERYTHING clock for clock.
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