AMD On Track For Summer Launch Of Barcelona Quad-Core

Get ready to build your next PC – The Quadfather

As Advanced Micro Devices moves closer to the summer launch of Barcelona, one thing is clear with analysts: the highly anticipated quad-core microprocessor alone won’t be AMD’s weapon of mass destruction against Intel.Instead, Barcelona, the next generation of AMD’s Opteron processor for workstations and servers, is expected to buy AMD a bit of time with a short-lived performance boost against its larger rival.

“Barcelona should put AMD back in the race, if not in the lead, in the server market,” Jim McGregor, analyst for In-Stat, said. “But this by no means is a complete cure for AMD.””

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