2.5GHZ Barcelona leads 2.933 GHZ Intel Tigerton by 41.59% in SPEC
The lead is significant. The INQ took note of it.
The 2.5GHZ AMD true-quad scores 160. The 2.933GHZ Intel double-double (Tigerton) scores 113. Power efficieny-wise, the 2.5GHZ AMD true-quad has an average power of 90 watts, the
2.933GHZ Tigerton burns 130 watts. These Intel tigers are more like hot cats.
See the picture above from Intel, the tigers are feeding from a single straw.