The dual-core Opteron chip, often referred to as "Revision F" or "Socket F," will support DDR2 memory for the first time, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD has said. Sources familiar with the chip maker's plans said the processor and its socket will be positioned as upgradable to quad-core when available. AMD has said publicly it will release quad-core in the first half of next year.
Woo Hoo, AMD's quad core next year, and Intel will release quad cores on 1 socket this year on 65nm!
Im actually a bit curious by what they mean by "release" I ahve a strong feeling we're talking about one EE chip and/or server chips only. I can't see them doing much more since they were saying they would be churning out mostly netburst chips for the rest of the year. Perhaps I'm wrong in my thinking but if it takes them so long to ramp Conroe to a decent % of shipments it'll take longer to ramp a quad-core (lower yields).