quote: based on AMD's Barcelona peformance claims, it's very, very likely that Barcelona will be slower in the desktop (1S) compared to Penryn based quad cores that will be able to reach 3.6GHz in Q1 2008
quote: However, considering AMD's delays with previous process transitions, it's likely that 45nm process will be delayed to late 2008
quote: AMD has always disclosed details about future architecture improvements well in advance
quote: Loyd Case from Extremetech.com has stated in a recent test that Barcelona will pose little challenge to Core 2 CPU's
quote: the 1.4 GHz PIII was ~ equivelant to a 2.66 GHz P4.
quote: For general purpose stuff (in other words, anything but media encoding, which the P4 shined in from day 1) the P4 was slower than the PIII, but not by that much.
quote: Without details on how each system was configured (chipset, RAM, etc.) your anecdotes are dubious.
quote: We could possibly see increases in L2 cache when mainstream Nehalem rolls around
quote: i suggested they are more innovative and intel copies them. What do u know, tomshardware alludes to such an idea also (or mebe they stole it from me, right)
quote: "The majority of the Intel Northbridge is already on the Nehalem die, so adding the final logic to include graphics is essentially non-trivial with the correct bus support."