Make sure you catch Ryan’s look at this chip and the tech behind it, we haven’t seen everything this new architecture can do, yet.
“Somewhere around mid-morning this past Friday, a rather large package made its way into the depths of Damage Labs. Inside was a server containing something very special: a pair of AMD’s new quad-core Opteron processors. The chip code-named “Barcelona” has been something of an enigma during its development, both because of questions about exactly when it would arrive and how it would perform when it did. After a long, hot weekend of non-stop testing, we have some answers to those questions. AMD is formally introducing its Barcelona-based Opteron 2300-series processors today, so the time is now. As for the performance, well, keep reading to see exactly how the new Opterons compare to Intel’s quad-core Xeons.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD Phenom Preview: Barcelona Desktop Benchmarks @ AnandTech
- AMD’s Quad-Core Barcelona: Defending New Territory @ AnandTech
- AMD Quad Core Barcelona Review @ TechwareLabs
- AMD Barcelona Launched – Previewed @ HotHardware
- Folding on the Intel V8 – Eight Cores of F@H @ Legit Reviews
- Intel Tigerton – first look at current and upcoming enterprise server propositions @ HEXUS
- Ask Dan: Why’s it so hard to get a PC with a laptop CPU?
- Intel Core 2 Duo Performance: L2 cache @ NordicHardware