HWZ article: AMD Opteron Overview
"Looking further down the road, the AMD Opteron may require a different
socket layout if it undergoes a drastic memory controller change, such as
incorporating a DDR II controller and this is where we think there´s
potential inflexibility of this design. However, even Intel´s server class
series is dotted with various CPU interface variants, so although this may
seem fine, it would be advantageous to AMD if they can keep the same
interface for some time to come. This is as far as we can speculate at this
point of time, but if all the pieces fall in place perfectly for AMD, the
Opteron could be ´the next big thing´ in the modern computing era."
Read more at HardwareZone.
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