AMD Phenom and Quad Core Opteron info

Posted on Tuesday, May 15 2007 @ 04:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD has shared some details with us on its upcoming native quad core "Barcelona" processor. With it comes a new name: Phenom. We delve into the depths of the new architecture to see what improvements have been shoehorned into the new silicon.

"It still looks like AMD has something exceptionally powerful on paper, and finally a true competitor to Intel's Core as we peer through the glass, nose pressed against the surface, but until we get hold of one to test all bets should remain off. Intel's 1333MHz FSB quad core CPUs and eventually 45nm Penryn are due in a similar short term timeframe. So until the silicon tumbles into place, judgement should be reserved to the realms of fanboys as to who will win the next battle in the CPU war."

Read on at Bit Tech.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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