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Old June 27, 2007, 07:08 AM
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Looking at their chart the bins don't seem very impressive....I know that you can't tell everything from the frequency but $450USD for a 2.1GHz CPU when bought in 1000's seems pretty darned steep.

THE FIRST AMD chips using the Barcelona core will be released on September 10th, with the first chips to surface being a 1.9GHz 2348 and a 2GHz 2350.

Other chips will follow in October of this year although a 2354, which is a 2.2GHz microprocessor, is likely to be available in August through channel distribution.
Sources close to AMD's plans in Taiwan tell the INQ that AMD hopes to get 2.5GHz bins out of Barcelona, although dates for such beasts are not yet available. What we do have now is a projected chart for the chips, which are double socket quad cores with 64K x 4 L1 cache, 512K x 4 L2 cache, so 2MB shared cache, and when you buy them in 1000s.

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Old June 27, 2007, 07:27 AM
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Lol yeah they better start binning at 3.5ghz if they wanna compete!
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Unless of course AMD is faster at lower clock speeds than Intel like they were with the A64 VS P4...........

Still so much rampant speculation. Let the CPU's speak for themselves when they are released.
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Old June 27, 2007, 09:37 AM
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I dont think adding more and more cores is going to help much, its a cache and architecture thing. We will see tho, everyhing looks good on paper.
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Intel is the company that needs all the cache they can get. AMD has no problems with much less cache. It is strictly an architecture thing this round.
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