AMD's high-end quad-core Phenom chips may have compatibility issues when circuit board makers mismatch the boards with companion chips.
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AMD ships triple-core, updated quad-core Phenom processors. Quad-core Opteron due in mid-Q2.
AMD's triple-core processor is initially for business customers, quad core is on track, and Puma is a topic on Wall Street.
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A report from review site AnandTech says AMD's high-end quad-core Phenom processors can work, with modifications, on a number of low-end motherboards with built-in graphics.
The AMD triple-core Phenom processor is now available in consumer desktops from Hewlett-Packard and Gateway. Dell is also offering quad-core Opteron systems.
AMD is getting set to update its quad-core Phenom processors amid rumors that will or has already started laying off 5 percent of its workforce.