The dentist wasn't nearly as bad as I expected - the one redeeming quality about living up here is that the dentist office near our house is far better than any other I've ever been to, and I'm picky about my dentists.

A lot of you want to know how Yonah overclocks and I'd love to tell you, but our little Yonah motherboard doesn't exactly support overclocking of any sort, so that's not going to happen in Part 2.

What I am trying to do for Part 2 however is do a more in-depth apples-to-apples comparison between Dothan, Yonah and the A64 X2. I've got a 2.0GHz Dothan on the way, and I'm waiting to hear back on sourcing a 915G based Dothan board so we can have both Dothan and Yonah using DDR2 memory. I'm also going to be able to offer a more updated gaming performance comparison, focusing on more current generation titles since I won't be limited to benchmarks we ran in the past.

If there are any other requests, let me know, but expect this piece to be done early next week. I haven't touched the 360 since I got my hands on this Yonah board, so I may put in some quality gaming later today while some of the longer tests are running on Yonah.


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  • anandbrownsahib - Friday, December 16, 2005 - link

    Why do we care if your South Indian a$$ went to the dentist? Reply
  • ksherman - Saturday, December 17, 2005 - link

    dumb head...

  • overclockingoodness - Saturday, December 17, 2005 - link

    Stop reading the blog then. It's his site and he can write whatever he wants. Take it or leave it... Reply
  • overclockingoodness - Saturday, December 17, 2005 - link

    Oh, and he's not South Indian - whoever gave you that idea Reply
  • monsoon - Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - link

    Anand, what's going on ? Is part 2 still in progress, or did you abandon it for various reasons ?

    Thanks for feedback and your great site

  • h7o - Friday, December 9, 2005 - link

    So want to tell us what happend with the article? Hope you intel didn't come down on you. Reply
  • monsoon - Thursday, December 8, 2005 - link

    Should i be scared that i still don't see PART 2 online ( maybe you got new NDA clauses falling on your head ? )...

    ...or is it just that you're working hard ( as usual ) to give us the most thorough preview possible ?

  • SocrPlyr - Thursday, December 8, 2005 - link

    Are you now allowing the really annoying pop over ads in flash (or whatever they are coded in) because i just saw a Circuit City one on the 7800GT article when i accessed it.

  • Viditor - Tuesday, December 6, 2005 - link

    I know it's a very tricky area because of the variables and testing conditions required, but if you could give us as much information as possible and try to keep everything as close as you can between platforms (vis a vis power usage), it would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you could do some battery benchmark testing as well...
    A good example of what I mean is that in looking through all of the reviews on the web that compare Dothan and Turion, I've noticed that they produce almost identical power results using the ATI graphic chipsets but wildly different ones using the Nvidia (possibly due to PowerMizer)...
    I realise that the battery usage is more dependant on which specific laptop you choose than on which CPU, but I'd like to get a feel for why...

  • Furen - Thursday, December 8, 2005 - link

    I think it' would be much better to just isolate the CPU's power draw and use that instead (sure you'll get inaccuracy due to the different motherboards' VRMs but it'd be a closer thing, that way everyone can draw his/her own conclusions). Reply

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