quote:Update: For those that are looking for more details and wondering why certain other chips aren't included, at the time testing was conducted we did not have any of the faster 2.5GHz Barcelona chips (or the slower Harpertowns). That situation has been remedied in terms of AMD's CPUs, and we will have some update articles looking at how the faster Barcelona compares with other processors. Stay tuned...
quote:Remember: 5% performance gains in synthetic benchmarks that stress specific aspects of a CPU don't mean 5% real-world gains.
quote:They are merely my opinion, and I'm speaking realistically: why would Intel send a system specifically equipped to handicap it? They won't. Should Jason and Ross go out of our way to do so? To what purpose?
quote:Ideally, we would have 4x2GB DIMMs on the AMD setup, because any business serious about the platforms is likely running 2GB DIMMs these days.
quote:As for the RAM config, you seem to want us to intentionally handicap Intel just for your own benefit.
quote:Either way this review would be much more interesting when a 2.5GHz release and low power barcelonas would be available. But that is dependent on AMD itself.
quote:A DDR2 DIMM needs 4.4 watts while a DDR2 FB-DIMM requires near 10.4 watt.
quote:As the other guy said, its 25%
quote:also, theres the fact that 1 AMD MHz is not equal to 1 Intel MHz.
quote:it looks like Barcelona is a very good performer.