The first Opteron processors with Socket F are slated for July, The Inq reports.
New packaging puts it on the same level as Intel and, of course, we're talking about the Land Grid Array packaging. The New Opterons bring several improvements to the table, with the most notable one being an improved memory controller. The purpose of new memory controller is solving that nasty 1GB/s read and write speed lag that company experienced when it introduced dual-cores to the product line.
We heard that the platform will be out the door with all the supporting products on 11th of July, but you can expect a lot more info at Computex, a month ahead of the official introduction. Intel had a lot of Conroes Core 2 Duos shown at the E3 show, a month ahead of the official launch.