AMD delays Clawhammer for 9/03- Opteron out 4/22

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The 64-bit PC microprocessor, code-named "Clawhammer," will be released in September, and not in the first quarter or early second quarter of this year as the company had said last September. The company cited a difficulty in using new chip design technology but downplayed the significance of the delay.

The 64-bit Opteron processor for servers and workstations, code-named "Sledgehammer," will be released on April 22, AMD said.
 

Miramonti

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AMD spokeswoman Cathy Abbinanti said the availability of new fast Athlons would satisfy PC customers' need for speed until Athlon 64 is available.
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EndGame

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Seems to me this is more a matter of business perhaps than a problem. Releasing "Clawhammer" soon would/could effectively make "Barton" a non-issue/non-seller.
 

BD231

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What's the diff between the Opteron and the Claw, I thought they were exactly the same :confused:.
 

ViRGE

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BD231, core wise they're pretty similar(ala the Xeon to the P4), but otherwise they're different. Among other things, there will be a different pin configuration than the shipping Clawhammer, so the chips won't be pin-compatible, limiting the number of boards Sledgehammers can be used in.
 

SuperSix

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Bah, more AMD FUD. THey had better get their shizzit together, thank god I'm not a stockholder.