Barcelona overview article at RWT

Friday 18th May 2007, 12:12:00 PM, written by Arun

Real World Tech posted a very nice architectural overview of AMD's upcoming Barcelona architecture (also previously known as K8L or K10, with the apparently final nomenclature being 'AMD Family 10h processors'), comparing it both to its predecessor and Intel's competition in terms of Conroe and Penryn.

This comes at the same time as DigiTimes is reporting that the chip might be slightly delayed and is unlikely to arrive until the end of Q3, along with an interview with AMD's Patrick Patla (Part 1 & 2).

David Kanter of RWT also mentions his own educated performance expectations for Barcelona, which we would tend to fully agree with based on everything else we've read ourselves. He mentions, among other things, that it is likely Barcelona will have an advantage in multi-threaded workloads but it is also very likely that Intel will keep its lead in terms of single-core IPC. Either way, if you're interested in Barcelona, we think it's well worth the read.

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