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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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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