Looks like the 45nm Shanghai server processors from AMD will be released sooner than expected. DigiTimes talked to sources at server makers and heard AMD intends to release nine Shanghai server processors this month, with clockspeeds between 2.3GHz and 2.7GHz. AMD originally planned to debut Shanghai in January 2009.
The nine Shanghai processors will include five 2-way and four 8-way models. All will support the company's socket F (1207), and include an on-die DDR2 memory controller and 6MB L2 cache.
In February 2009, AMD will launch five 55W low-voltage server CPUs – three 2-way and two 8-way – and two 105W high-performance models – one 2-way and an 8-way.
The first Shanghai processors will only support HyperTransport 1.0, for the chips with HyperTransport 3.0 you'll have to wait until the second quarter of 2009. The site also heard AMD plans to release the SR5600 server chipset in the second quarter of next year.