Dell claims AMD Barcelona may beat Intel

Posted on Thursday, Sep 06 2007 @ 15:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Michael Dell announced his firm will likely ship systems with AMD's Barcelona processors. He also made some comments on the performance of the Barcelona:
The company CEO disclosed that he expects AMD to introduce its quad-core chip, code-named Barcelona, next week and, comparing it with Intel's Clovertown quad-core processor, said his company would like to offer customers a choice of either product.

"If you look at floating point instructions, Barcelona is about 30 percent faster than Clovertown. However, if you look at integer instructions, Clovertown is about 30 percent faster than Barcelona," Dell said.

"Depending on the type of application you are running or even your theory of computer science, you might have a preference for one type of server or another," he added.
Source: EE Times

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