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 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 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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