quote: Perhaps you were referring to some technical advantage described by a blogger as being a demonstarted performance advantage?
quote: I wonder how accurate all the speculation about "has to be 2.6 ghz to be competitive" talk really is. Guess we shall merely wait a couple months to find out.
quote: For alot of HPC stuff, core-for-core, the "8-year old Athlon architecture" is still a match for the brand new Conroe Intel stuff... so obviously they must have done something right
quote: AMD 2.4 GHz 95W - Q2 2008Intel 2.4GHz 95W - Q3 2007
quote: The AMD quad core Phenoms coming out in November are to be 65w at 2.4-2.6 GHz, the 2.8 GHz will be 89w.
quote: Quad core Phenom is nothing but a Barcelona in a different socket
quote: What you describe is the difference between sockets AM2 and AM2+.
quote: Its a chipset thing, not the CPU
quote: Barcelona, Kuma and Agena all share those features
quote: 1. Is this a limitation of a core or a socket?
quote: 2. Split power planes are function of a new socket, Phenom in AM2 socket will not support split power planes
quote: 3. Doesn't make any difference from the hardware point of view