Ace's questions AMD
Ace's Hardware has gleaned some interesting information on AMD's future plans from a Q&A session at CeBit. Ace's covers AMD's Hyper-Threading plans (or lack thereof), the company's 0.09-micron fabrication process, and thoughts on DDR2.
At this point of time, AMD believes (and many others confirm) that DDR-II 400 is more expensive and slower than DDR400, so AMD sees no need at all. When faster DDR-II will be less expensive, AMD will support DDR-II. Current estimate is that the Athlon 64 platform will not change to DDR-II before the end of 2005.
AMD also confirmed that Socket 754 has at least one speed grade to come, and that Opterons will continue to use a 940-pin socket for some time.