Anonymous Reader writes "Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) showcased its dual-core x86 Opteron microprocessor this week. The upcoming dual-core CPU for the enterprise enviornment is expected to debut in mid-2005 and was housed in a HP ProLiant DL585 server.
The new CPUs will be for one to eight socket servers. In order to clear the compatibility issues, they will be based on the Socket 940 pin count. AMD will launch both its enterprise level and workstation level chips by the second-half of next year.