For example, PC World described the Conroe chips as running "blazingly fast" in its tests - saying they're the fastest chips they've ever seen.
The chips, as we've noted here for some time, get a formal roll out on July 27th, but Intel wants the hardware sites to fanfare its arrival.
Tweaktown says here that the Core 2 and Core 2 Extreme "seem to be everything Intel promised and then some".
The conclusion at Tech Report is that Intel has "recaptured the desktop CPU performance title in dramatic fashion". The Core 2 Extreme and the Core 2 Duo E6700 "easily outperform" the Athlon 64 FX-62 across a range of applications.
There's too many reviews to mention, and we'll be putting our own oar in with our own contribution soon enough. µ
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