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Even if it performs on par with the lower-end C2Ds and overclocks only mildly then I'll be happy because it means that competition continues.
Their current chips perform on par with the lower end C2Ds, so do you honestly think their newer architecture would have less performance? If that were even remotely true, why would they even release it?
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I'm posting this here just so I can claim credit for the name before anyone else.

Bar-slow-na LOLZ.

That being said, I hope AMD pulls something out of their ass... doesn't look like it, sadly. Looks like it'll likely be another round of Intel chips for me.
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I'm loving how everyone is automatically assuming the Barcelonas are going to suck..Wait until its out to make a judgment. It may surprise us. (Yes I'm a fanboy. I prefer AMD so go ahead and call me on that. I won't deny it.)
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I prefer AMD as well, as the chipsets for them are so so so much less.... QUIRKY.

I'm sick of every board coming with complimentary cold/warm/no boot issues regardless of brand. I never had that problem with my 939/am2 socket boards. I just see prelim benches of the barc and they aren't inspiring. So, I'm resigning myself to more boot issues for another R&D cycle. Regardless, of preference, I buy performance, which will be a Q6600 pretty soon.
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well.. following AMD's release of the Phenom, intel will be dropin the penryn lol..

its going to be an interesting end of summer for us computer Techies
AMD plans 8 core same time as Intel.

I notice Intel users are so quick to argue and insult and try to put down AMD users. Especially lately it has only gotten worse. What has happened to maturity here? At least the AMD users don't immediately get real bad it seams to usually take 1 Intel user starting something to get them hyped.
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post #26 of 47
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I'm loving how everyone is automatically assuming the Barcelonas are going to suck..Wait until its out to make a judgment. It may surprise us. (Yes I'm a fanboy. I prefer AMD so go ahead and call me on that. I won't deny it.)
You do realize that Barcelona will have to be 50% faster clock for clock than Core 2 in order to beat it... (2.0Ghz vs 3.0ghz). Do you really think that is going to happen?
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You do realize that Barcelona will have to be 50% faster clock for clock than Core 2 in order to beat it... (2.0Ghz vs 3.0ghz). Do you really think that is going to happen?
Yes.
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Yes.
Yes to both parts?
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Yep. Cause I'm not seeing proof yet that Barcelona is that much slower. I tend to wait until the chip is actually available to the public before I believe any of the benchmarks or anything similar.
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Yep. Cause I'm not seeing proof yet that Barcelona is that much slower. I tend to wait until the chip is actually available to the public before I believe any of the benchmarks or anything similar.
So because you haven't seen any benchmarks, it must be 50% faster clock for clock.

Am I missing something here?


Tell you what. If Barcelona is 50% clock for clock faster than Core 2 Duo, I will smash my processor with a hammer.
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