|After years of relative humiliation in the Pentium 4 era Intel has grown into a company that doesn't let its competition take a single breath and for that it is planning to continue to have an aggressive release schedule.
Intel's 45nm server parts have been selling since November but later this year a few updates are in plan with the release of the 6-core Dunnington and the quad-core Nehalems. While Dunnington was from the start set for a release in Q3 the first Nehalems and their 1366 socket were initially planed for Q4.
As some of the latest info shows Intel has pulled the server-oriented Nehalems into Q3, even though in that quarter, they will hold a small percentage of its chip shipment. This move will see AMD's 45nm Shanghai Opterons get some fresh and serious competition when they arrive in the second half of the year. Scary stuff.