AMDs newer Opterons based on the Pacifica core will be some of the first virtualization-supporting CPUs, and have much lower power needs, below 100W for their fastest designs. AMD will still have only 1MB of independent cache (512KB per core), though cache is less important in the designs of the Opteron. AMD does plan to move to unified cache next year. Neither companies will rest with so many different areas such as Dual Core, power consumption, virtualization and 64-bit computing are set to make big impacts this year.
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