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AMD debuts five new hexa-core Opteron processors

Posted on Monday, July 13 2009 @ 17:44:05 CEST by

AMD has added five new six-core "Istanbul" processors to its Opteron lineup; three Opteron SE models for high-performance servers and three energy-efficient Opteron HE chips.

New Opteron SE models:
  • Opteron 2439 SE: 2.8GHz, 105W TDP, 2P servers, $1,019
  • Opteron 8439 SE: 2.8GHz, 105W TD, 4P/8P servers, $2,649
  • New Opteron HE models:
  • Opteron 2425 HE: 2.1GHz, 55W TDP, 2P servers, $523
  • Opteron 2423 HE: 2.0GHz, 55W TDP, 2P servers, $455
  • Opteron 8425 HE: 2.1GHz, 55W TDP, 4P/8P servers, $1,514
  • The 55W ACP Six-Core AMD Opteron HE processors are currently shipping for 2-, 4- and 8-P systems and available today in new systems from HP, addressing the needs of dynamic, performance hungry and power constrained data centers. Systems from additional OEMs are expected to come to market throughout Q309.

  • These new processors meet the market demand for highly scalable, power-efficient systems that are especially well suited for Web serving and cloud computing workloads and they are available with the same AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) technology and AMD-P technology features and advanced I/O capabilities as the standard power Six-Core AMD Opteron processors.

  • The new Six-Core AMD Opteron HE processor offers up to 18 percent lower platform-level power consumption over the standard wattage version.¹ (AMD Opteron™ processor Model 2425 [SPECpower_ssj™2008 1228 overall ssj_ops/watt, 419,277 ssj_ops, & 221W @ 100% target load] compared to AMD Opteron processor Model 2435 [SPECpower_ssj™2008 1228 overall ssj_ops/watt, 487,764 ssj_ops & 270W @ 100% target load]).

  • It also delivers up to 18 percent better performance-per-watt compared to the quad-core version.² (Six-Core AMD Opteron™ processor Model 2425 HE [SPECpower_ssj™2008 1228 overall ssj_ops/watt, 419,277 ssj_ops, & 221W @ 100% target load] compared to Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 2376 HE [SPECpower_ssj™2008 1044 overall ssj_ops/watt, 346,326 ssj_ops & 210W @ 100% target load]).

  • Processors with even greater energy efficiency are planned to be available later this year for the market segment where low power is the singular priority requirement.

  • For customers that require the ultimate performance for mission critical workloads such as database and CRM applications, AMD is also unveiling two new, full-featured Six-Core AMD Opteron SE processors at 2.8 GHz for 2-, 4- and 8-P systems.



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