AMD unveils three new Opterons

Posted on Monday, November 17 2003 @ 16:39 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD today unveiled three new additions to their AMD Opteron processor family, they have added models 148, 248 and 848. The new Opterons also support registered PC3200 memory.

  The AMD Opteron processor Model 148, for single processing workstations and entry-level servers, will be available in December of this year from leading system builders in North America.

The AMD Opteron processor Model 248, designed for dual processing servers and workstations, is immediately available worldwide. Industry-standard benchmarks show the AMD Opteron processor Model 248 is the world leader in 32-bit processing performance for 2-way servers and its 64-bit capabilities can provide system builders with a unique platform to customize according to their customers’ needs.

"The OctigaBay 12K platform takes full advantage of the AMD Opteron processor's dramatic memory bandwidth," said John Seminerio, president and CEO of OctigaBay. "With our Direct Connected Processor architecture and AMD64 technology and the superior I/O of the AMD Opteron processor, we have been able to directly link a larger number of processors at memory speed, reducing memory and interconnect bottlenecks and significantly increasing application performance."

The AMD Opteron processor Model 848, for enterprise-class servers, will also be available from North American system builders in December. A listing of companies offering AMD Opteron processor-based products can be found at AMD server partners and AMD workstation partners.

The AMD Opteron processor Model 848 will be priced at $3199, Model 248 is priced at $913 and Model 148 will be priced at $733 in 1,000-unit quantities.

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