AMD 2GHz Barcelona to compete with Intel 2.33GHz Clovertown

During a chat with AMD's Steve Demski, product manager for Opteron line, we learned that the company's upcoming Barcelona processors will launch at 2.0GHz and, more interestingly, will compete with Intel's Xeon 5345 processor, which is clocked at 2.33GHz. When asked about the clock frequencies Barcelona will launch at, Felipe Payet, worldwide channel market development […]

During a chat with AMD’s Steve Demski, product manager for Opteron line, we learned that the company’s upcoming Barcelona processors will launch at 2.0GHz and, more interestingly, will compete with Intel’s Xeon 5345 processor, which is clocked at 2.33GHz.

When asked about the clock frequencies Barcelona will launch at, Felipe Payet, worldwide channel market development manager in AMD’s server/workstation product group, told us that “we don’t think that’s necessarily all that low.