Intel will position its 65nm-based Dual-Core Xeon 5100 sequence (Woodcrest) and Quad-Core Xeon 5300 sequence (Clovertown) series processors as the main force in the 2-way server market in 2007, and will not begin introducing its 45nm-based quad-core (Harpertown) and dual-core (Wolfdale) processors until 2008. However, the delay in switching to new processors isn’t just a welcome break for server vendors. If AMD is able to launch its planned Rev. H processors within the second half of this year, it could give the company a better position in its server war with Intel.

Intel will position its 65nm-based Dual-Core Xeon 5100 sequence (Woodcrest) and Quad-Core Xeon 5300 sequence (Clovertown) series processors as the main force in the 2-way server market in 2007, and will not begin introducing its 45nm-based quad-core (Harpertown) and dual-core (Wolfdale) processors until 2008. However, the delay in switching to new processors isn’t just a welcome break for server vendors. If AMD is able to launch its planned Rev. H processors within the second half of this year, it could give the company a better position in its server war with Intel.