According to a story on The Inquirer, AMD's upcoming native quad-core processor, codenamed Barcelona, will outperform competitive offerings from Intel. AMD's European technical director, Guiseppe Amato said, "Barcelona is an architecture that must be faster." And that compatibility with existing platforms is assured with a simple BIOS update.
Until third-parties get to test Barcelona on their own, all this talk is nothing more than FUD, but it's great to see AMD doing a bit of chest pounding after their relative silence these past few months.
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