quote: 1). Octal-core desktop systems.
quote: 2). HT 3.0 and HTX slots. This could make a huge difference depending on how much end-users benefit from buying and using HTX devices.
quote: K10 offerings will hit speeds as high as 2.9 ghz at launch fo what it's worth.
quote: If it's slower than Intel's top offering the price war will continue with AMD having to undercut Intel's prices and they won't be able to keep that up without doing some cost-cutting.
quote: The problem isn't the performance, it's the volume. Intel will price it's E6700 at $183 in Q3, this chip will be faster than any K8-based CPU, including hypotethical 3.2GHz model. Even if Barcelona is clearly faster to Intel's CPUs, it won't help much in Q3 or Q4 2007 if >90% of AMD's dekstop shipments will be K8 based and thus sold below $180....