Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jan 2007 12:20 UTC, submitted by Shin.TD
AMD After years breathing AMD's dust, Intel beat its rival to the punch by releasing its quad-core Xeon 5300 'Clovertown' processor for servers in November. But AMD's 'Barcelona' quad-core chip, due to arrive midway through 2007, will be a significant notch faster than the Clovertown chips expected to be on the market at that time, said Randy Allen, AMD's corporate vice president for server and workstation products. "We expect across a wide variety of workloads for Barcelona to outperform Clovertown by 40 percent," Allen said.
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Nice
by chocobanana on Thu 25th Jan 2007 13:30 UTC
chocobanana
Member since:
2006-01-04

This can only push competition. I wonder how it would be if there was another big player in the processor market....

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RE: Nice
by vermaden on Thu 25th Jan 2007 15:00 UTC in reply to "Nice"
vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

There is another one, Sun, but for server market:

2005 @ Sun UltraSPARC T1 1.2GHz:
8 CORES
32 THREADS
1 FPU
1 encryption engine
4 dual-channel DDR2/400MHz memory controllers

2006 @ Sun UltraSPARC T2 1.4GHz:
8 CORES
64 THREADS
8 FPU
8 encryption engines
4 dual-channel FBDIMM/667MHz memory controllers

references:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UltraSPARC_T1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UltraSPARC_T2

Edited 2007-01-25 15:18

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RE[2]: Nice
by ebasconp on Thu 25th Jan 2007 16:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Just a correction,

the T2 has not been released yet, and it is supposed to be released on mid-2007.

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v breaking news!
by chrish on Thu 25th Jan 2007 13:37 UTC
RE: breaking news!
by CrimsonScythe on Thu 25th Jan 2007 13:47 UTC in reply to "breaking news!"
CrimsonScythe Member since:
2005-07-10

Try to at least read the summary...

"But AMD's 'Barcelona' quad-core chip, due to arrive midway through 2007, will be a significant notch faster than the Clovertown chips expected to be on the market at that time"

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RE: breaking news!
by ari-free on Thu 25th Jan 2007 16:28 UTC in reply to "breaking news!"
ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

yeah so funny. but there was a time when we didn't have all this competition from AMD and we'd be stuck with much slower processors. I remember when AMD was just an also-ran. Now they are calling the shots and really pushing Intel.

Imagine if that was the case with OS's.

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RE[2]: breaking news!
by MaxxTotal on Fri 26th Jan 2007 02:30 UTC in reply to "RE: breaking news!"
MaxxTotal Member since:
2006-02-08

that is why MONOPOLY SUCKS. It makes them complacent and at the end, end users are short changed.

Can't imagine we have been living in Intel's slouch for years, insisting in continuing with their age-old proven-inferior FSB/netburst technology. Without competition from AMD, we'll still be in 32bit world, ever hotter CPU and useless speed.

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RE[2]: breaking news!
by Luposian on Fri 26th Jan 2007 17:59 UTC in reply to "RE: breaking news!"
Luposian Member since:
2005-07-27

"Now they are calling the shots and really pushing Intel.

Imagine if that was the case with OS's."

Actually it is... ever heard of MacOS X? Apple is constantly setting the standard for Microsoft to "keep up, by copying".

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AMD faster, but chipsets suck
by TechGeek on Thu 25th Jan 2007 15:20 UTC
TechGeek
Member since:
2006-01-14

I admit I am an intel fan. But I do admit that AMD does make faster procs usually. However, without designing their own chipsets, they are always gonna be second place. I have NEVER had problems with an Intel chipset. Look at how many problems exist for certain Via and Nvidia chipsets. Its a whole package. Fast chips dont mean squat if I cant keep my machine from crashing.

Edited for spelling

Edited 2007-01-25 15:20

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RE: AMD faster, but chipsets suck
by cerbie on Thu 25th Jan 2007 15:45 UTC in reply to "AMD faster, but chipsets suck"
cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

AMD does make their own chipsets, and they are easy to find in server boards. Maybe with the ATi merger, we'll get it for desktops, too.

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Wes Felter Member since:
2005-11-15

AMD's chipsets haven't been updated in three years, so virtually no new systems use them. Recent Opteron servers mostly use Broadcom/Serverworks or NVidia chipsets.

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wibbit Member since:
2006-03-22

I'm not sure why you say that.

The AMD M2, was released in the 1st or 2nd quarter of 2006. That is a new chipset.

Unless you are thinking of some thing else?

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RE: AMD faster, but chipsets suck
by B. Janssen on Thu 25th Jan 2007 16:43 UTC in reply to "AMD faster, but chipsets suck"
B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

This really depends on the OS you run on that platform.

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Barcelona?
by thjayo on Thu 25th Jan 2007 19:38 UTC
thjayo
Member since:
2005-11-11

As madrileņo and madridista, i shall refuse myself to use such a heretic computer processor ;)

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