quote: Also, Barcelona when released will "only" be around 2GHz. The mobile Penryn's will be launched at similar speeds.
quote: You are still comparing the mobile chip to a server chip. Amd's ramping problem with Barcelona was due to having to work in a multi-socket server environment. The Agena desktop line will be shipping at 2.6ghz in Q4 (barring AMD lying of course) which is faster than the mobile chips you keep wanting to compare them to.
quote: Amd's ramping problem with Barcelona was due to having to work in a multi-socket server environment.
quote: The benchmarks show that Penryn isn't much better than Conroe. (On average ~5%) So if Penryn would roll over Barcelona, so would Conroe. After seeing these benchmarks, I am pretty confident that Barcelona will be competitive to Penryn.
quote: I have some friends that still clamor for Pentium 4's, even over Athlon X2's and Core 2 Duo's just because the clock speed is advertised as so much higher!
quote: ...level playing field should push them to do their best and hopefully realize them
quote: The only thing that scares me is the average guy walking into Best Buy and thinking that this is going to be a radically different computing experience over a Conroe/Kentsfield. Maybe to an overclocker this would be a radically different experience, but not to that guy.
quote: Intel, which is typically very assertive and snazzy, and will invariably dub this release in a rather deceptive manner of a "computing revolution" or something of that nature.