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.