by Anton Shilov
08/31/2007 | 11:54 AM
Advanced Micro Devices on Friday confirmed it had begun shipments of its highly-anticipated quad-core server microprocessors in August. The claim means that after all the delays and set-backs with the new micro-architecture and the world’s first monolithic quad-core x86 chip, the chipmaker is on track to formally release the chips in early September.
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Mr. Hughes declined to comment on clock-speeds or other specifications of the shipping products and also remained tight-lipped regarding volumes or demand for the new central processing units that, according to AMD’s chief executive, faced six months delay. Revenue shipments of anticipated quad-core product may help AMD to improve its financial results for the third quarter, as novelties are usually sold at much higher margins than existing products.
AMD quad-core microprocessor die
Quad-core AMD Opteron processors code-named
AMD is expected to host official introduction of its quad-core AMD Opteron processors on the 10th of September. Initially AMD will offer quad-core microprocessors with reduced power consumption and clock-speed, but later in the year the chipmaker promised to release new versions of the quad-core Opteron with higher operating frequencies.