AMD announced yesterday in its conference call with financial analysts that the six-core Istanbul processor will arrive next month, with system availability in June. Previously, the Istanbul processor was slated for the second half of the year.
AMD CEO Dirk Meyer: Our seamlessly upgradeable, six-core Istanbul processors are earning strong early reviews from our customers. And I am pleased to announce that because of our strong engineering execution, we are pulling in revenue shipments of Istanbul into May, with system availability in June. For more details on this announcement and updates on our server platform plans, please join our webcast tomorrow.