AMD is too far behind Intel without any interesting innovations that will give a huge performance improvement, but all this time probably paid off and will pay off in the future.
The company probably worked while we did not hear anything about the next Hummer processors, processors with 333 bass speed, and most important and relevant for the next few days, terrible TBred processors working at 0.13 micron properly.
The last processors I have mentioned that are rated as 2400 + and 2600 are going to be out sometime until the end of the month, and their real clock speeds will be 2.06GHz and 2.2GHz respectively.
This is one of the first truly meaningful steps we see from AMD to try to catch up with the giant gap created by rival Intel.
One more good news - when both of these processors came out of both companies' plans, both Intel and AMD had a nice price drop which would make us more contemporary Hi End processors closer.
AMD's 333FSB processors will start as I mentioned yesterday, starting from 2800 +, and are scheduled to be released in the near future (I estimate that a month and a half after the new processors are released) and nVIDIA has indirectly announced that its next chipset, the nForce 2 will support processors these.