AMD delivers two new Piledriver-based 32nm server processor families: the Opteron 3200 and the Opteron 4300 series. The Opteron 3300 promises up to 13 percent higher performance than the previous 3200 series, it consists of three processors, the quad-core 3320 EE and 3350 HE and the eight-core 3380. The quad-core versions come with 2x 2MB L2 cache and 8MB L3 cache, the 3320 EE is clocked at 2.5GHz and has a 25W TDP, while the 3350 HE runs at 2.8GHz with a 45W TDP. The 3380 on the other hand runs at 2.6GHz, it has a 65W TDP and 4x 2MB L2 cache and 8MB L3 cache.
The Opteron 4300 series features the quad-core 4310 EE, the six-core 4332 HE, 4334, and 4340, as well as the eight-core 4376 HE and 4386 CPUs. These processors also have 2MB L2 cache per core and 8MB L3 cache, while clockspeeds range from 2.2GHz to 3.1GHz, and TDPs from 35W to 95W.
AMD ) today unveiled nine new mid-range and entry-level AMD Opteron™ 4300 Series and 3300 Series server processors increasing performance per watt versus the previous generation to maximize compute capabilities in power-constrained environments1, while delivering outstanding value to cloud providers and web hosts. The AMD Opteron 3300 Series processors provide enterprise-class features in a low power envelope at a desktop processor price, making it ideal for web hosts and small- and medium-sized businesses.
The AMD Opteron 4300 Series processors offer up to 15 percent better performance versus the prior generation, based on SPECint benchmark results2. And SPECpower results show up to a 24 percent improvement in performance per watt. As with the AMD Opteron 6300™ Series processors, these are socket compatible with the previous generation processor, providing an effortless upgrade path for customers.
“The Piledriver core architecture shared by the AMD Opteron 4300 and 3300 Series processors provides optimized performance, power and price for today’s customer,” said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, general manager, Server Business Unit, AMD. “These new processors are ideal for cloud providers, web hosts and small- and medium-sized businesses who want to address their space and power constraints. With a simple upgrade, existing customers can obtain more performance and improved energy efficiency and new customers will obtain compelling value and ROI.”
Extensive Software Support
Deep and broad software ecosystem support is available for the new processors. Several of the key tools include:
Hypervisors: Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and VMware vSphere;
Operating systems: Microsoft Windows, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Red Hat Enterprise Linux;
Key developer tools: AMD Open64 compilers and AMD Core Math Library, GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, and The Portland Group (PGI) compilers;
Java virtual machine: AMD Aparapi, OpenJDK Project “Sumatra,” Oracle JVM and IBM JVM.
Socket, thermal and chipset consistency with previous generation AMD Opteron™ 4200 and 3200 Series processors allows OEMs to easily carry forward existing server designs and enables end customers to deploy new server hardware within their existing power and cooling infrastructure. Servers based on the new processors are now available from Supermicro as well as the AMD SeaMicro SM15000 platform. Additional server offerings will soon be available from Dell and others.
“AMD Opteron processor solutions have provided excellent investment return for our customers,” said Brian Payne, executive director of Server Solutions, Dell. “The new 4300 and 3300 Series processors in the AMD-based Dell PowerEdge servers maintain this history and are ideal for web service providers who strive to maximize revenue from their server infrastructure and also for small- and medium-businesses who carefully invest to enable growth.”
“Supermicro has industry-leading server solutions and motherboards in production supporting AMD Opteron 4300 and 3300 Series processors,” said Don Clegg, vice president of Marketing and Business Development at Supermicro. “Working closely with AMD, Supermicro is delivering 1U short-depth SuperServers using the AMD Opteron 4300 and 3300 Series processors, as well as a 3U 12-node MicroCloud optimized for the AMD Opteron 3300 Series processor for hosting and cloud providers. With systems using these new processors and the recently launched AMD Opteron 6300 Series CPU, Supermicro’s time-to-market delivery provides customers a full range of Opteron-based solutions that cover extremely cost-sensitive web- and cloud-hosting to high-end HPC applications.”
Key Facts, Performance and Technical Detail - AMD Opteron 4300 Series Processors
Frequency: Up to 3.4 GHz base frequency and up to 3.8 GHz using AMD Turbo CORE technology for performance boost when applications demand it;
Up to eight cores per socket for scaling on thread-intensive environments;
As little as 35W TDP for power-constrained environments;
AMD-P power management features maximize performance per-watt across workloads while giving IT managers more control over their data center power profiles;
The only x86 processor to support ultra-low voltage 1.25V memory;
AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) technology for near-native performance in virtualized environments and lowest cost per virtual machine (VM);
Two memory channels with up to 1866 MHz memory support;
Supports up to six DIMMs per CPU for up to 192GB memory per processor;
Up to two x16 HyperTransport™ technology (HT3) links at up to 6.4GT/s per link.
Key Facts, Performance and Technical Detail - AMD Opteron 3300 Series Processors
Frequency: Up to 2.8 GHz base frequency and up to 3.8 GHz using AMD Turbo CORE technology for performance boost when applications demand it;
Up to eight cores per socket for web hosting upsell opportunities;
As little as 25W TDP for power constrained environments;
AMD-P power management features maximize performance-per-watt across workloads while giving IT managers more control over their data center power profiles;
AMD-V technology for low cost virtualization;
Two memory channels with up to 1866 MHz memory support;
Supports up to four DIMMs per CPU for up to 32GB memory per processor;
One x16 HyperTransport technology (HT3) link at up to 5.2GT/s.