Quad-core Opterons set for August
Long-awaited processors will be aimed at workstation and server markets
AMD has confirmed that its quad-core processors will ship in August, with the first systems using them expected as early as September. The announcement came amid speculation that the long-awaited chips had been delayed and might not appear until 2008.
The Quad-Core Opteron, previously codenamed Barcelona, is AMD’s first offering in the quad-core processor space. Its introduction comes nearly a year after rival Intel’s debut of quad-core Xeon chips, but AMD said its design integrates all cores onto a single piece of silicon and is more efficient, and also does not rely on a single shared bus to communicate with the rest of the system.
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