Barcelona to launch on September 10?

AMD revealed in late June that it planned to begin shipping its first “Barcelona” quad-core Opterons this month, and that its partners would start shipping Barcelona-based systems in September. If the folks at CNet have their facts straight, the Barcelona launch could very well take place on September 10. AMD has reportedly been sending out invitations for “the most anticipated premiere of 2007,” an event that will take place at the Letterman Digital Arts Premier Theater in Lucasfilm’s San Francisco campus. CNet reckons the premiere in this case will be Barcelona’s. The site also mentions that an AMD spokesman it quizzed about the nature of the event “wouldn’t explicitly confirm” whether it will be host to the new processor’s launch.

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    • hermanshermit
    • 12 years ago

    AMD. This better be good otherwise I don’t see a future for you. And by good, I mean 20-30% better than what Intel has.

    Even Intel’s $60 dual core e2xxx pentiums offer all the speed most people need for now. If you are just “competitive”, the ASPs are just gonna be too low for you to invest. You must have made big bucks when hammer was ruling Pentium IV, where’s the payback?

      • melvz90
      • 12 years ago

      if you’re looking for the payback… i think they’ve already squandered it on ATI…

      • flip-mode
      • 12 years ago

      You do realize that the Intel e21xx CPUs are roughly the same per clock as AMD’s X2? So if the e21xx offers all the speed most people need, then the X2 does as well.

    • leor
    • 12 years ago

    personally, i’m waiting for hammer . . . .

      • lyc
      • 12 years ago

      stop!

        • Palek
        • 12 years ago

        Brilliant!

    • Vaughn
    • 12 years ago

    Patience is a virtue not many of you have apparently.

      • packfan_dave
      • 12 years ago

      Not being a medical professional, I don’t have patients, no 🙂

      I’ve got plenty of patience… but I’ve also got a C2D notebook at home that’s less than a year old; the earliest it’s getting replaced is in the Nehalem era, and I’ll probably wait till 2009 and 32nm die shrink…

      • n00b1e
      • 12 years ago

      0wned.

      Get back in your cave.

        • Vaughn
        • 12 years ago

        lol it was a typo you degenerate.

          • flip-mode
          • 12 years ago

          +1 for funny reply for both #19 and #22

    • BobbinThreadbare
    • 12 years ago

    AMD has traditionally been tight lipped about their upcoming products, I wouldn’t be concerned about the lack of benchmarks.

    • Severus
    • 12 years ago

    My birthday 🙂

    • provoko
    • 12 years ago

    That would be a nice surprise.

    • Ricardo Dawkins
    • 12 years ago

    about time…so where are the preview benchies ?

      • ssidbroadcast
      • 12 years ago

      It’s still a bit early for engineering samples, isn’t it?

        • Ricardo Dawkins
        • 12 years ago

        not if they were intel. Remember Conroe….

          • Flying Fox
          • 12 years ago

          But this is not Intel we are talking about, right?

            • Ricardo Dawkins
            • 12 years ago

            ah..ok. Lets talk about that *other* company that make x86 compatible chips…what is its name ??? Do you remember it ?

            • [+Duracell-]
            • 12 years ago

            Cyrix, perhaps…no wait! It’s VIA! 😀

            • eitje
            • 12 years ago

            I love VIA. :'(

      • Vertigo
      • 12 years ago

      Sun Microsystems had a 32-core 8-socket system up and running at LinuxWorld this week. No benchmarks tho.

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