STABILITY WAS the attribute which AMD seemed most keen to project at its recent Dresden press conference.
While simultaneously outlining its policy of sticking to the same core, AMD also promised to be only one step behind Intel in offering quad-core technology.
According to the company's latest roadmap for servers and workstations, it will be introducing quad-core technology in 2007. That's actually Q2 2007 as opposed to Intel which is due to offer quad-core in Q1 2007. At Dresden, Armari's technical director, Dan Goldsmith, told journalists: "The AMD Opteron processor roadmap for servers features just one AMD64 core over a six year period, which means we don't have to make costly decisions choosing between different architectures."