AMD Execs Talk R600 Models, Barcelona Benchmarks
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According to Mario Rivas, executive vice president of AMDs Computing Products Group, the companys Barcelona will yield 42 percent better "floating-point" performance than Intels Xeon X5355 Clovertown in SPEC_fp benchmark tests.
For SPEC_int, which measures integer-processing tasks, Barcelona will have a leg up on Clovertown again with a performance advantage of more than 10 percent, Rivas said.
"Theres speculation about whats going on with [the] CPU business," said Henri Richard, Advanced Micro Devices executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer. "Wheres Barcelona? I can tell you its more of a killer product than anyone thought. Im not bragging. I know what weve got."
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