quote: everyone thought core 2 duo and quad was exciting... imagine how it's going to keep rolling in. 40% sounds ridiculous, but so did the preliminary benchmarks for c2d. I've got high hopes for Barcelona, and i can't wait to see if intel will ride out their c2d press (ahem p4) until people get that amd is beating them again. All that IF Barcelona is anywhere near the hype (I will undoubtedly be disappointed, i know)
quote: imagine how it's going to keep rolling in. 40% sounds ridiculous, but so did the preliminary benchmarks for c2d.
quote: At least the c2d hype started from benchmarks, with amd its from hopes.
quote: Thats like a 60% increase in performance
quote: AMD is also saying that they're going to get their gross margin up to at least 50% for the year
quote: A C2D is about 20% faster than K8. On the serverside alittle less. But for AMDs numbers to match with K8 and Clovertown. It needs to be over 30% faster
quote: I think you are forgetting that even current Opterons scale much better than Woodcrest.
quote: even getting 50% for one quarter is going to be quite difficult indeed for them
quote: ...We expect ... Barcelona to outperform Clovertown by 40 percent...
quote: What is most important in the recent stock actions
quote: Nah, it's all very real.
Level 3 cache + up to 40% in some circumstances basically means they've found apps which will overflow the regular cache (of both processors), but the handy extra L3 cache in Barcelona allows a 40% improvements in performance, because they can fit the necessary in there, whereas Intel can't, and need to fetch from the main memory. :P
quote: What the hell does mid-2007 mean?
quote: Won't Peryn be out by "mid 2007"?
quote: Paul Otellini revealed more detail in his opening keynote last week, claiming that the first 45nm microprocessor design (presumably Penryn) will be completed next quarter, with 45nm products scheduled to ship in the second half of 2007.
quote: AMD is not saying they will have a 40% lead in 6-months from now
quote: Ever wonder how Intel pulled in the Conroe release quite so much as they did?
quote: If a product works well enough, you can forego the performance steppings and move up the release date and then have plenty of time to tweak the design for a future revision
quote: I remember when AMD had the performance crown, Intel's chips were priced down to be competitive, and Intel was bragging about a new architecture that would outperform AMD by about 40%.
quote: "We expect across a wide variety of workloads for Barcelona to outperform Clovertown by 40 percent," said AMD's corporate vice president for server and workstation products, Randy Allen.