Neoseeker : News : AMD Quad core sooner than expected?
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thatoneguy775 Oct 28, 06
Interesting.. has AMD completely re-done the architecture of the cores, and will it be good competition for the core 2 duos? Also, will it come in socket 939 flavors?
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NextGen_Gamer Oct 29, 06
"Barcelona" is still based off the K8 architecture that AMD has been using for for years now. It does feature a number of enhancements and one new feature: a shared L3 cache, at least 2MB in size. In some aspects it will be better then Core 2 Duo, in others it will still lag behind.

"Barcelona" is a Socket F only chip; AMD is working on a seperate Socket AM2 quad-core for release in Q4 2007. Socket 754 and 939, along with the old Opteron Socket 940, are all dead. There will be no new processor cores coming to them ever again.
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