Next-Gen Penryn CPU Benchmarks Show Intel Still Toasting AMD

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Intel has given the world a quick glimpse at what their next-gen Penryn processors are capable of. The dual- and quad-core chips (which clock in at speeds of over 3GHz and carry up to a 12MB L2 cache) showed as much as a 22% performance boost when pitted against Intel's current king, the quad-core QX6800. Keep in mind these are Intel's numbers, so you may wanna tone your enthusiasm a bit, but until AMD's Barcelona steps up to the plate, it looks like Intel will continue wearing the heavyweight belt.

Intel Penryn Performance Preview [Anandtech]
Intel Unveils Penryn Performance [DailyTech]
IDF: Intel Releases 45nm Penryn Benchamrk Numbers [TG Daily]
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