AMD is releasing 23 new dual core processors today, including its answer to Intel's Xeon "Woodcrest" processors, the "Socket F" Opteron CPU. AMD says that processor, the 2.8GHz 8220SE, can beat the fastest Intel Xeons by 11%. AMD goes on to say the 8220SE chip is 47% faster than Intel's Xeon 7041 in a four-processor configuration, while using 27% less power.
AMD also revealed that it will be shipping a quad-core processor in the next ten to twelve months, and the processors are said to consume the same amount of power as current AMD dual-core processors. Meanwhile, today's fastest processor from AMD, that Xeon-beating 8220SE, is priced at $2649.