AMD claims new quad-core will trounce Xeon

By Justin Mann on
While still offering no release dates (not even tentative) or even numbers on paper, AMD has cited some loose figures that put their next Quad-core CPU based on newer technology as a superior performer. Comparing it to the Xeon Clovertown core, they are claiming they will have performance gains in the area of 42% higher than Intel's server beast. Some are being more vague, but still citing improvements:

Mario Rivas, general manager of AMD's microprocessor group, said Barcelona will provide a double-digit leap in integer performance over the quad-core Xeon, though he declined to be more specific. Henri Richard, chief of sales and marketing at AMD, said Barcelona will have a significant integer performance lead over Intel's quad-core chips.
Could they possibly see another surge of success like they did with the Opteron? Considering the lengthy delays in getting it out, I doubt it, but to at least hear from them is somewhat encouraging. There's no doubt they've been slipping, both against Intel and against Nvidia.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.