AMD’s triple-core processors, which seek to fill a niche between “standard” dual-core desktops and “performance” quad-cores, are scheduled to be launched next month. Don’t rush out to get one, however, as initially, and to no one’s surprise, they'll be shelled out to OEMs only. Big names like HP and Dell are going to be the first to get their hands on the units, which in practical terms is a good thing for AMD. It won’t be until later processor revisions that they’ll have a retail presence.
This confirms rumors from last week that cited Dell as one of the first OEMs for the units. Hopefully they will not have manufacturing problems that sets them back like it has happened in the past, and will be able to keep up with demand.