AMD's Barcelona launch might have been pushed back

Barcelona, the server processor based on AMD's next-generation K10 architecture, may come a couple of months later than planned, according to a report by DigiTimes. The Taiwanese site has word that AMD originally intended to release the processor in June, but that the firm has informed server manufacturers in Taiwan that the Barcelona launch has been postponed until "August or September." And even that time frame is "still subject to change," the server makers quote AMD as saying.

DigiTimes doesn't give a clear reason for the purported delay, but it mentions that "bugs are still being discovered" in Barcelona samples currently being tested by server manufacturers. Meanwhile, when asked to confirm or deny the rumors, AMD told DigiTimes that the Barcelona launch schedule will "be in line with its previous officially announced schedule"—i.e. the middle of this year.

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