Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Intel's Opteron Copy Chip Delayed to 2H09

Nehalem launch is delayed. Only desktop chip will be launched.

For those who don't know, Nehalem is a copy of the AMD Opteron chip.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

2P 8 core Opteron server crushes 4P 16 core Intel server in Java web performance

A 4P quad core Xeon E7330 (total 16 cores) HP DL 580G5 server got a SPEC WEB 2005 score of 26119 (Banking: 45056; Ecommerce: 37312; Support: 23488).

A 2P quad core AMD Opteron 2356 (total 8 cores) HP Dl385 G5 got a score of 30007 (Banking: 50856; Ecommerce: 46020; Support: 25584).

The 2P Opteron server is 11.5% faster than the 4P quad core Intel server.

A 4P Intel quad core server has less bandwidth per core than a 80486.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Intel is out of the game

How to spell innovation? AMD!

We now know,

* RV770 has 800 shader processors and commands 1TFLOPS (1000 Giga flops) of horsepower.

* External Graphics technology(XPG) enables one to use an external graphics card to boost gaming and HD video performance of any AMD machine, notebook or desktop alike. I think this is especially cool. Now one can buy one external GPU and takes it everywhere.

AMD's step function innovation will leave everyone behind. The only thing AMD needs to do next is to create a software SDK which allows media encoding using the GPU.

Intel who?