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AMD Barcelona launch delayed?

AMD Barcelona launch delayed?

The Barcelona launch may be delayed by a couple of months.

According to a report, which cites Taiwanese server manufacturers, AMD's launch schedule for its upcoming Barcelona server processors may be delayed.

AMD told the sources, cited by Digitimes, that Barcelona will be pushed back from the original June launch timeframe to August or September.

However, the sources also noted that the date is not yet set in stone, stating that current Barcelona samples are not final versions and that bugs are still being discovered.

Officially, the chip manufacturer hasn't given a specific day or month for Barcelona's launch, only saying that it'll launch sometime in the middle of this year. The only comment that AMD offered to Digitimes was that the launch will still fit into that timeframe.

If the delay turns out to be true, we hope that it won't impact the desktop processor launch, which is currently scheduled for Q3 this year.

We all know that AMD really needs a mindshare boost in the market, especially with Intel continually hitting its roadmap with every processor launch. We're not expecting that to change any time soon, either.

Could this be bad news for AMD in the server market? Share your thoughts in the forums.

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DougEdey 18th May 2007, 10:45 Quote
Everything that seems to be coming from AMD really isn't good news. R600 was underperforming compared to the hype, they're laying off people and now this.
wafflesomd 18th May 2007, 12:08 Quote
r600 could be getting beatin becuase of horrible drivers. Which is what it seems like.

Yah, AMD needs to get things into gear here. I'm staying a fanboi and keeping my Opty.
kosch 18th May 2007, 12:51 Quote
Why does the news item have a picture of what looks like a dvd duplication facility? :D
Bindibadgi 18th May 2007, 13:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by kosch
Why does the news item have a picture of what looks like a dvd duplication facility? :D

Those are wafers.
DXR_13KE 18th May 2007, 13:31 Quote
this is becoming rather stupid.... and annoying.
kosch 18th May 2007, 13:32 Quote
Ahh that would explain it then, I hope they come in chocolate flavour!
Redbeaver 18th May 2007, 14:43 Quote
aw... no, no, no... HELL no...........:(

dellayeedd??? agaiinnn????
olly_lewis 18th May 2007, 15:50 Quote
OH NOES... this is getting pretty dire... will AMD ever get back on their feet?
identikit 18th May 2007, 20:00 Quote
This has dented my workstation plans quite a bit. I might put in an order for an Intel platform tonight. Not a happy chap here.
r4tch3t 19th May 2007, 01:36 Quote
AMD is not having a good time right now are they?
HourBeforeDawn 19th May 2007, 05:19 Quote
okay I am loyal to AMD but enough is enough this is starting to really piss me off if they keep delaying EVERYTHING even the most loyal are going to start looking the other way >_<
The_Beast 19th May 2007, 05:27 Quote
I'm glad I didn't choose an AMD system, go intel
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