Despite the big announcement that stated that the current B2 revision has what AMD calls an “errata,” the new samples work and are stable at 2.6GHz and above.
The errata is fixed and the production version of this core is on track for Q1 2008 production. There is a chance that you will be able to buy a 2.6GHz Phenom by the middle of Q1 2008 and things are finally starting to look a bit better for AMD.
The company messed up, but we believe that 2008 is the year where AMD will get back on its feet on a few fronts. 2007 has been the worst year in AMD’s history and this certainly is AMD’s Prescott.
We just found out that in Latin, errata is a word in plural, which clearly means that AMD had more than just one tiny mistake, but luckily it will be over soon.