An article in The Register notes claims by AMD that its quad core Opteron, due mid-2007, is 40% faster than the Intel 5300
AMD’s ‘Barcelona’ 65nm quad-core server processors will lick Intel’s four-core Xeon 5300 series, out-performing its rival by up to 40 per cent, the chip maker claimed this week, according to a variety of websites briefed by the company.
Point for Intel: you can buy their quad core now. Key difference between the two approaches? Intel’s solution is 2 dual core dies bonded together on a single chip. AMD has all four cores in one die.