"The dual-core server chips will launch in the middle of 2005, while dual-core desktop processors will follow in the second half of 2005."

AMD has confirmed that by 2005 it will ship dual-core server and desktop processors. The processors, which will be a continuation of the AMD64 technology, will be manufactured on AMD's 90-nanometer process technology.

"The dual-core chips will work with current socket technology in motherboards that are rated for the specifications of the dual-core chips, Weber said. A BIOS change will be required, but otherwise the chips will work in the same sockets as single-core Opterons. "

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