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[TheInquirer.com Processors] AMD gets to Shanghai

Charlie Demerjian the Inquirer, Thursday 13 November 2008. 09:31:00

A long way from Barcelona

AT LONG LAST, AMD is releasing Shanghai, the company's next generation core. If you think of this as an unborked Barcelona, you are thinking right. Any comparisons to the B word tend to bring an immediate unpleasant reaction from most observers, but Shanghai doesn't deserve any of that. It is a really solid chip, and consistently scores 20-30 per cent higher than Barcelona, and usually beats Intel Penryn-based CPUs in FP, but loses by a hair at Int. In any case, this is renewed competition at its finest. So, what are the raw specs? From a slideware view, it is simply a Barcelona, shrunken from 65nm to 45nm, with an extra 4MB of L3 cache (6MB total now) thrown in....






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