Expect to see a lot of news about AMD’s Barcelona processor. Today, the information given to all of the media is no longer embargoed.
Check out some of the early news at the following:
PC Perspective – AMD Barcelona Opteron Processor Launch Is Upon Us
PC Perspective – AMD Introduces the World’s Most Advanced x86 Processor
AnandTech: AMD Phenom Preview: Barcelona Desktop Benchmarks
AnandTech: AMD’s Quad-Core Barcelona: Defending New Territory
The processor is clocked at 2.0GHz and is showing about a 20% improvement over K8. This is just a taste of what we should expect later on this year on the desktop with AMD Phenom. Phenom will be even faster then these chips, it will be clocked at around 2.5GHz. I’m personally excited, and really hoping that this will compete with Intel a little bit better then the older Opteron and Athlon processors.
Update: Here is some more links to Barcelona news:
Extremetech – AMD’s ‘Barcelona” Chips Claim Performance Advantages
Arstechnica – Barcelona’s out, and the “reviews” are… out
Cnet – AMD’s Barcelona not a savior, yet