Interestingly, one of DailyTech's sources links the upcoming Socket F Opteron launch with AMD's sudden cancellation of Socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2 processors with 1 MB of cache per core. The source says, "It's obvious, AMD is consolidating their 2MB parts for the Opteron and FX lines. Removing half of the Athlon SKUs is a logistic nightmare, but they are definitely doing it to keep Opteron quantities up for the OEMs." This reasoning makes sense, especially since Socket AM2 Athlons and upcoming Socket F Opterons are all based on the same Rev. F K8 core.