Gallery: AMD demos 'Shanghai'

Gallery: AMD demos 'Shanghai'

Summary: AMD held a demonstration of its new quad-core, 45nm Opteron processor, Shanghai, on Wednesday at a datacenter belonging to the second largest ISP in Europe, Strato, in Berlin.

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  • AMD held a demonstration of its new quad-core, 45nm Opteron processor, Shanghai, on Wednesday to show a live demo of the working product in front of the assembled press.

    AMD had seen its first effort at quad-core, the 65nm Barcelona, dogged with delivery problems and other issues. The chosen venue for the debut was a datacenter belonging to the second largest ISP in Europe, Strato, in Berlin.

    Credit: Colin Barker, ZDNet.co.uk

  • The company was running a large server kitted with Barcelona processors. Next to it was a server that looked almost identical and was fitted with the new Shanghai processors — shown here. As Shanghai is a drop-in replacement for Barcelona, working in existing motherboards after a Bios refresh, most new Shanghai servers will be physically identical to their predecessors — at least until mid-2009, when new chipsets will enable new features.

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  • AMD vs Intel

    I try to use AMD as much as I can because Microsoft and Intel are too cozy. Way too cozy and I feel that the ever escalating spiral of technology between the two companies is too "neat."
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  • RE: (Gallery: AMD demos 'Shanghai')

    AMD may have had some set backs but there Back in Black and never count them out ! I have an all AMD clocks in just under the top Intel , realy can not tell the difference and the integration is better . After there acquisition its only a matter of time before they pass Intel .'Shanghai' just shows the focus is back on CPU . Also have a Dell Intel quad 4 . Both together cost less then my 486.
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