Shanghai replaces Barcelona later this year and, on paper, it looks impressive. AMD is promising better performance, lower idle power consumption, improved/pricing for performance and minimal changes over Barcelona. These are significant improvements and AMD argues that this new Shanghai part will significantly exceed Intel’s Harpertown in performance. We will have to wait for independent benchmarks to confirm whether this is the case and Intel clearly isn’t going to be standing still. Their roadmap will be presented at the Intel Developer Forum next week.
Shanghai won’t really be aggressively moving into markets until the first quarter of next year, so the real competitive results, in terms of sales, probably won’t be known until AMD and Intel report sales numbers at the end of the first quarter in 2009.
Closer look at AMD's server and workstation roadmap
Posted on Saturday, Aug 16 2008 @ 00:43 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck