Apparently AMD is delaying
the launch of the Hammer due to problems verifying the SOI Tech that's being
The postponed launch of the K8-core processors is indeed due to problems
in the back-end verification of SOI technology and minor changes in processor
design, Richard Heye, vice president of platform engineering and infrastructure
at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), confirmed on September 20 during a visit to
the companys partners in Taiwan.