AMD unleashes next-generation Opteron chips

Written by Dan Wood    Wednesday, 16 August 2006 07:47

New server chips are getting a new socket, dubbed Socket F.

Although that new socket disrupts server designers' easy upgrade path from one Opteron to the next, it also lays the foundation for quad-core chips in 2007 and for server designs through the end of the decade.

Quad-core for the desktop market will be in the current AM2 socket, which made me sigh with relief.