Over the last few months much as been revealed about AMD's next-generation quad-core architecture. This architecture, previously dubbed K8L by Henri Richard, is scheduled to be the first monolithic quad-core design.
Since unveiling the details of the chip, AMD has started to use the codename Barcelona to describe the server variant. The Barcelona chipset is a member of the Cities family -- all server-based AMD codenames for 2007 and 2008 are named after Cities. Desktop codenames are all named after Stars even though architecturally, many Stars and Cities CPUs are identical.
AMD server processor roadmap
Posted on Friday, Dec 15 2006 @ 16:28 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck