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Barcelona Revealed!
Written by Gizmo   
Monday, 10 September 2007 23:25

Techware Labs put the new AMD Server CPU through its paces and give us some interesting results:

Tthe new Barcelona reduces the amount of L2 cache by half of its older sibling but it adds 2MB of shared L3 cache and a 2nd FPU. As we have seen in almost all past benchmarks and real life tests, cache is extremely important to the overall computing power of a CPU. We will see if the addition of the L3 makes a big difference in the Barcelona.

Read the full review at Techware Labs:

Our test system was configured as follows:

2X AMD Opteron (Barcelona) 2347
24GB Wintec PC2-5300 ECC Registered
250GB 7200.9 Seagate SATA Hard Drive
AIC 1U server chassis, RMC-1L-2

We tested the system under the following OS's:

  1. Windows XP X86 SP2
  2. Windows XP 64Bit Edition SP2
  3. Windows Longhorn Beta 3
  4. Suse Linux Enterprise 10
  5. Ubuntu 7.04
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