Less than two weeks before Barcelona is launched, TechARP 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, as well as some updates on Phenom and even Budapest. Check out these updates from AMD. There will be more to come.
"John also touched a little on the Budapest. This is basically a single-processor version of the Barcelona, with no coherent HyperTransport (HTT) channels for processor-to-processor communications. It, therefore, cannot be used in multi-processor systems. On the other hand, this will allow AMD to offer it at higher clock speeds and/or lower prices. We should see this processor released at the end of 2007 or early 2008 at the latest.