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AMD Slows Down Shipment of Barcelona Chips

Discussion in 'News' started by Polaris573, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Polaris573

    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    Advanced Micro Devices today said it has delayed volume shipments of its quad-core Opteron processors as it fine-tunes the chip. AMD located one bug on the L3 cache of the chip that caused system problems, said Phil Hughes, an AMD spokesman. There are a number of fixes to this problem, including a BIOS fix that AMD has issued, Hughes said. AMD is working with partners to fine-tune the chip to ready it for mass shipment in the first quarter of 2008. The quad-core Opteron, also called Barcelona, is shipping in limited quantities to customers running high-performance computers, Hughes said. The delay will affect AMD, which has already lost ground in the server chip market to Intel Corp. in recent quarters. After months of delays, AMD released the Barcelona processor in September. Intel also took a step ahead of AMD when it launched the 45-nm quad-core Penryn processors last month. AMD still manufactures chips using the 65-nm process.

    Source: PC World
  2. mandelore

    mandelore New Member

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    Oh no :(

    How can AMD afford this when they are already so far behind....

    One thinks there must be a saboteur at work here lols, either that or AMD getting some bad karma from somewhere.... (wonder if one of their fabs is on an ancient Indian burial site)
  3. sam0t New Member

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    Indeed Phenoms has had a rocky road and whats with the news that AMD is refocusing on older K8 architechture. Then again Intel did that with Conroe, but somehow I donĀ“t see this as a solution. Then again what do I know.

    Atleast the 3870 is rocking, hopefully it gives AMD the much needed breathing room to recover.
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    hacker111 New Member

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    Obviously there are going to be bugs in the first model...you need to check that out before you start shipping...:toast:

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