Multicore Computing

May 14, 2007 at 7:40 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

AMD announced this weekend that they will have their quad-core offerings in production before the end of this year. Their long-anticipated Phenom (for the workstation) and Barcelona (for the server) will arrive at rough time for AMD, after several months of losing ground to Intel’s quad-core CPU’s.  In fact, I’ve been surprised to see how many people are paying a premium for the Intel quad-core, and the Mac Pro 8-core systems, with the dual Xeon quad chips. Folks are more thirsty for horsepower than I might have guessed.  AMD seems to have fallen behind in this race by several noselengths; but they had won so many die-hard fans with the Opteron and Athlon series that I’m excited to see where they are headed.  

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