AMD Barcelona CPU logo unveiled

Posted on Saturday, Aug 25 2007 @ 02:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inq has some info and the logo of the new Barcelona processor from AMD:
Most web sites, including us, have already reported the 1.9 GHz and 2 GHz part shipments by the end of September, with 2.3+ GHz limited edition HPC stuff "sometime before the year end".

That better be well before the year end, as Intel could easily send in a faster Harpertown Penryn anytime. And we need AMD standing proudly, not bent on its knees, in the performance battle against The Big One.

There were plenty of AMD presentations with some NDAs flying around here in Singapore today, trying to cover info which was mostly already shown on the ANALyst Day last month - but there is always stuff that somehow comes out, and somehow no NDA covers it.

For instance, we may have no Barcelona chips in hand, but we do have a "truly beautifully conceptualised" new logo for the Barcelona generation of Opterons, to be shown on 10 Sept announcement date - presumably not by Henri Richard.

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