The middle of the second quarter of this year may be the new release time for dual-core Opteron processors, as AMD is now seriously considering that as a new launch date. Originally slated for the third quarter of this year, dual-core Opteron will now be with us sooner. Firstly, there will be Opteron 200 and 800 series, followed by AMD’s Opteron 100 series in the third quarter.

In the second quarter, the sources believe that AMD will launch its dual-core Opteron 200 and 800 series processors, with the respective codenames Italy and Egypt, for servers that incorporate two or more processors.