As we know, AMD has a lot of problems with increasing the core-speed of their Athlon processors. The Athlon XP 2400+ CPUs that were announced back in August start to appear in mass-quantities only now. The faster Athlon XP 2600+ chips, revealed at the same time, are available in the very limited quantities somewhere on the edge of the Earth for enormous prices. As for the processors for the entry-level servers, the situation is even more critical: the company currently has the Athlon MP 2200+ as the top offering. The latter is currently based on the first stepping of the Thoroughbred core that heats more, compared to the new version. Moreover, presently there are only three server CPUs that are being manufactured: 2000+, 2100+ and 2200+.
Well, I have two news in regards server processors to share with you: a good one and a bad one. I will start with the good news. AMD will begin to sell the Athlon MP 2400+ processors next week. The bad fact is that the company will only provide twenty processors per one reseller. Even though I have no idea if the Athlon MP processors are in demand, I am pretty sure that twenty processors will not fulfil any demand.