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.
AMD: Go to ‘Barcelona’ Over ‘Clovertown’
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2007-01-25 3:00 pmvermaden
There is another one, Sun, but for server market:
2005 @ Sun UltraSPARC T1 1.2GHz:
1 encryption engine
4 dual-channel DDR2/400MHz memory controllers
2006 @ Sun UltraSPARC T2 1.4GHz:
8 encryption engines
4 dual-channel FBDIMM/667MHz memory controllers
Edited 2007-01-25 15:18
2007-01-25 4:12 pmebasconp
Just a correction,
the T2 has not been released yet, and it is supposed to be released on mid-2007.
This just in… processors released in mid-2007 will be faster than processors released in late-2006!
2007-01-25 1:47 pmCrimsonScythe
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“
2007-01-25 4:28 pmari-free
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.
2007-01-26 2:30 amMaxxTotal
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.
2007-01-26 5:59 pmLuposian
“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”.
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
2007-01-25 3:45 pmcerbie
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.
2007-01-25 5:05 pmWes Felter
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.
2007-01-26 10:06 amwibbit
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?
2007-01-25 4:43 pmB. Janssen
This really depends on the OS you run on that platform.
As madrileño and madridista, i shall refuse myself to use such a heretic computer processor
This can only push competition. I wonder how it would be if there was another big player in the processor market….