Originally posted by Tyler1989
the woodcrest is the next gen core like the conroe but not for desktops it's for servers. But has that stopped anyone from using the Opterons?
People only started using Opterons when they became avaliable in the mainstream Socket, 939. Athlon 64s already dominated the market and the Opterons fit in nicely. How many people do you see with Socket 940 Opterons or Opteron 200s? FYI - Opteron 200s are capable of 4 threads already (2 x Dual Cores) so its nothing new.
I guarantee you, people will not get a Woodcrest for gaming. However, Quad-Core desktop processors are slated for later, perhaps 2008.