Less than two weeks before Barcelona is launched, we had the opportunity to talk to the guy who's supposed to make it a big financial success - John Freude, AMD's Worldwide Business Development Manager for Server/Workstation Products.
John sure had some interesting numbers to tell us, as well as some updates on Phenom and even Budapest. Check out these updates from AMD. There will be more to come.
"Although there are reports that ODMs are having trouble sourcing even 2 GHz Barcelona processors, John told us that Phenoms will have no problem delivering the higher clock speeds reported by various sources. For certain, the Phenoms will be capable of running at clock speeds higher than Quad-Core Opteron (Barcelona) processors."