Thursday, September 6th 2007

Dell Reveals Barcelona Performance

Barcelona should be available next week and when compared with Intel's Clovertown, Barcelona is 30% faster than Clovertown at floating point instructions. However, at integer instructions, Clovertown is approximately 30% faster than Barcelona. Dell also says they will continue to use AMD processors in their line up to give their customers a variety of choices to choose from.Source: EETimes
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38 Comments on Dell Reveals Barcelona Performance

#2

Fantastic!
#3
Ravenas
Well now Wal-Mart sells Barcelonas too. :laugh:
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#4
hat
Maximum Overclocker
sounds about right
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#5
DRDNA
by: Ravenas
Well now Wal-Mart sells Barcelonas too. :laugh:
I doubt that very much.
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DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
Interesting, doesn't even beat Clovertown at integer, and since Clovertown will be replaced soon Barcelona will be too little too late. That is of course, if these numbers are correct.
If Tigerton fixes the memory bottleneck that Clovertown has Barcelona won't stand a chance in the 4+ socket market. Specially once CSI replaces the FSB, AMD better have a nie update coming in that case.
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erocker
There hasn't been ANY real facts about Barcelona since some very early engineering samples were leaked. I can tell you now that there is no way in hell that Clovertown will even beat Barcelona in integer instructions. 30% is absolutely laughable. I'm so sure on this that if this story is actually true I will send Dan the Banjoman ten bucks through paypal.:D
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Ravenas
by: DRDNA
I doubt that very much.
Wal-Mart sells Dells, therefore, Wal-Mart will eventually sell Barcelonas.
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#9
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
by: Ravenas
Wal-Mart sells Dells, therefore, Wal-Mart will eventually sell Barcelonas.
Does Wal-Mart sell Dell servers?
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DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
by: erocker
There hasn't been ANY real facts about Barcelona since some very early engineering samples were leaked. I can tell you now that there is no way in hell that Clovertown will even beat Barcelona in integer instructions. 30% is absolutely laughable. I'm so sure on this that if this story is actually true I will send Dan the Banjoman ten bucks through paypal.:D
Where do you base that on? I think Dell is more credible that you are.
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#11
JacKz5o
by: Ravenas
Wal-Mart sells Dells, therefore, Wal-Mart will eventually sell Barcelonas.
Barcelonas are for servers and Wal-Mart doesn't sell Dell servers ;)
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#12
Ravenas
by: JacKz5o
Barcelonas are for servers and Wal-Mart doesn't sell Dell servers ;)
True, but can't be bought through Wal-Mart?
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#13
JacKz5o
by: Ravenas
True, but can't be bought through Wal-Mart?
Wal-Mart does not sell their servers. Most servers can only be ordered online.
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#14
Ravenas
Oh ok, I've never actually shopped for a Dell at Wal-Mart. I've always been so acustomed to buying them online.
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#15
Ben Clarke
Dell is only sold on-line. It says so on their website, I think. But they definitly only sell online, not in shops.
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InnocentCriminal
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by: erocker
There hasn't been ANY real facts about Barcelona since some very early engineering samples were leaked. I can tell you now that there is no way in hell that Clovertown will even beat Barcelona in integer instructions. 30% is absolutely laughable. I'm so sure on this that if this story is actually true I will send Dan the Banjoman ten bucks through paypal.:D
by: DanTheBanjoman
Where do you base that on? I think Dell is more credible that you are.
2nd!
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#17
Scrizz
actually dell sells some desktops in wal-marts now
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#18
kwchang007
Sounds about right...correct me if I'm wrong but a Core 2 to a K8 is about 40% better than K8 at integer instructions. At floating point I believe Core 2 lost to K8 in a margin of 110-20% (not exactly sure). This is just K10 and Core 2 playing at their strengths, Core 2 was a evolution from P3, while K8 has always traditionally been strong at floating point with K10 being a relatively conservative branch out of K8.
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#19
tvdang7
i dont even know that floating point or integer is..............
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#20
InnocentCriminal
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by: tvdang7
i dont even know that floating point or integer is..............
I'm not very clued up on it either, and I suspect someone will be able to explain it in a much better way than I can. But the way I understand the difference is that... with Floating Point(s) it's a string of numbers representing a value. The decimal point in that string of numbers can go anywhere. With an Integer, the decimal point is fixed and cannot be in a different place. Something like that - it's far too complicated for my feeble brain to fathom.

Please, correct me if I'm wrong.
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#21
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I wouldnt think it wasnt true, but at least not that huge of a margin and remember, we are talking about servers here folks.
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#23
magibeg
I guess we'll just have to wait and see until the chips are released to see if this is all real or not... but if i had to bet money i'ld definately say that what we've been seeing is probably true.
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#24
IcrushitI
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
baloney ....
No thats Barcelony, what nationality are you,you'll have to pronounce it right.:nutkick:
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#25
xnox202
paris hilton one day said, "What? Wal-mart? Do they sell walls there?"
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