Barcelona Performance May Live Up to Expectations

"It seems as if AMD's, soon to be released, Barcelona line of processors may live up to previous expectations after all. Read inside for more information."

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AMD Barcelona Processors performance may live up to hype

Since the release of Intel's Core 2 Duo line of processors, AMD has been fighting an uphill battle to stay competitive in the processor market. AMD's answer to the Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad, is the AMD Barcelona. In past tests it seemed that AMD's new processors may still fall short of Intel's current offering; however, new benchmarks have come out that may refute that.

These new benchmarks are based on the AMD Opteron 2356 (Barcelona) @ 2.3Ghz against the Intel Xeon 5355 (Clovertown) @ 2.66Ghz. In Floating Point and Integer based test, Barcelona shined out performing the higher clocked Clovertown by 21% in the SPECint test and a massive 50% performance increase in floating point.

These are just preliminary benchmarks of Barcelona and no one will be sure of real world performance until the release slated for August of this year 2007. Recently, AMD has not competed so well with Intel after the Core 2 Duo release, so for the sake of market competition one would hope that AMD will execute in the end.

More information on the performance numbers can be viewed here.


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03-07-2007, 04:37:35

Pat123
:O where from!!???!! i would have got 2 lol..

03-07-2007, 08:07:30

equk
was it a ebay scammer? :)

sounds too good to be true tbh

03-07-2007, 08:09:27

Ham
The list price include VAT?

me thinks not

03-07-2007, 08:32:59

Mr. Smith
That kind of deal its buy first ask questions later... You get enough protection from your bank/ebay to get the money back so I'd do it!

03-07-2007, 08:38:04

equk

That kind of deal its buy first ask questions later... You get enough protection from your bank/ebay to get the money back so I'd do it!


You do?

My dad bought a 42" plasma from ebay a while ago as he thought it was cheap, paid thru paypal, but we never got any money back. As soon as ebay were notified they just removed the listing and acted as if it never happened. Paypal wouldn't give any money back either.

The police got involved and we raised a fraud thing. I got the blokes name and address and gave it to the police and he was arrested. Was put into a young offenders thing as he had done it to loads of people. He was apparently 13, seemed more likely that someone over 18 put his name down so they wouldn't get sent down and also as the kid was only 13 he wouldn't do much time.

So you don't have enough protection. Especially where ebay & paypal are concerned.

03-07-2007, 08:42:03

Hyper
The buyer had legit feedback (trust me I know a scammer I have been using ebay a long time) and the price did include VAT. Hence why they sold so quickly.

03-07-2007, 08:50:08

equk

The buyer had legit feedback (trust me I know a scammer I have been using ebay a long time)


So did the bloke who ripped my dad off :rolleyes:

Also I've seen and reported loads of scammers on ebay. Found loads trying sell PC/Mac stuff for half the retail price using hacked accounts (100% feedback accounts with 1000+ feedback).

edit: The buyer or the seller had legit feedback? :)

03-07-2007, 08:53:03

flib

He was apparently 13, seemed more likely that someone over 18 put his name down so they wouldn't get sent down and also as the kid was only 13 he wouldn't do much time.


13 :/ that's crazy. When I was 13 I was playing football at the park and stuff! But yeah I've heard of people near that age involved in fraud. Guess they don't really get/understand that it is a really serious crime.

10-07-2007, 10:26:26

Hyper
My X1900XTX just sold on ebay for a very good price so I have bought a BFG 8800GTS OC 320mb edition and I hope it arrives on Thursday.

Benchies to come ;)

10-07-2007, 10:36:53

Ham
Looking forward too em.

Make sure you chuck em in the hwbot thread
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