It looks like the disappointment that many felt when the clock speeds of AMD’s Barcelona chips may be short lived.   The Inquirer is tracking and verifying rumours that the server line of Barcelona processors will scale up to 2.6 GHz.  Considering that the when the parts were first announced, every single 65nm chip was clocked under 2GHz, this is good news for AMD and enthusiasts.

“WORD HAD DRIFTED in from the far east that AMD will be launching Barcelona based Opterons at 2.6GHz.

As Fudo pointed out yesterday, the Phenom SKU will be a bit higher, 2.8 or more, with 3.0 coming in January if they don’t squeak it in this year.

It will be interesting to see how the B2s perform with all the bug fixed in place, that will be the key.”

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