AMD's next-gen "quad-core" K8L platform is said to be their only real effective piece of weaponry against Intel's soon to be released Conroe platform. But recent rumours have surfaced regarding its launch date, saying it might not arrive before 2008!
Thankfully a report from the Inquirer has it that AMD are in fact on schedule with the release of K8L, and although a definite launch date isnt yet disclosed, they seem to be assured that it'll arrive before Q2 2007.
DESPITE news reported by our Taiwanese colleagues, our well informed sources confirms that AMD's quad core Athlon 64 X2 successor is on schedule. As we reported before, this CPU is slated for early 2007 and if all goes well we should be able to get it in early Q1 2007.
There are no significant problems and obstacles with the design and the CPU won't be delayed till 2008. This is AMD's horse to run as the firm knows that it needs a lot more than K8 dual core to fight the upcoming Conroe. The new Intel desktop CPU is due to arrive in just thee days from now and is getting ready to win most of the benchmarks versus Athlon X2 5000+ and the FX62.