quote: But if you plan to put these things into a server, you do NOT overclock, because stability is more important.
quote: It is also possible that at this point, Intel is having problems ramping the speed of these things up in the way that pre-B2 stepping Barcelona processors could not be clocked up to 3GHz.
quote: It'll take years, but if AMD survives, I have a feeling Intel will regret letting 10,000 employees go last year. I'm sure several of those were people who poured many long hours into developing the Core 2 architecture. Once they knew they had a hit on their hands, all those people were essentially dead weight.
quote: Intel didn't cut anyone from the Israeli lab which was the masterminds behind the Core 2 architecture. People cut were from old 90nm fabs, marketing, middle management, and old timers from the 200mm wafer factory.
quote: Any performance increase is better than nothing, I was just expecting more. I have been hearing so many fanboys saying that no way Barcy can compete but, if it is only 5-10% better than Conroe.... it seems very possible that Barcy could compete or beat it.
quote: The 45nm Hi-K process will help quite a bit.
quote: NOT A DESKTOP PROCESSOR... NOT A DESKTOP PROCESSOR... NOT A DESKTOP PROCESSOR...
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quote: The problem with this is that the power requirements of all that extra cache memory may cause problems when trying to ramp speeds. So Intel may hit 4GHz eventually, but going beyond that may not happen for a very long time.