AMD debuts three new dual-core Opterons

Posted on Monday, September 26 2005 @ 16:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD has added three new dual-core Opteron processors to its server lineup.

All new members are part of the x80 line. The 280 and 880 are both 2.4GHz processors and are available right now with 1MB cache and the 180 is a Socket 939 processor which will be launched next month.
The parts come in 95W, 68W and 55W variants, but unless you are a large OEM making blades don't expect to see the 68W ones. The product mix will be heavily 95W oriented, but more than enough 68W parts are in the mix to make it more than boutique item.

"Introducing the next Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor models less than five months after launching the initial Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors shows undeniable technological leadership," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president, Commercial Business and Performance Computing, AMD. "In terms of performance-per-watt, nothing can touch the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor. It represents a potential annual savings of $50,000 for a datacenter with 500 two-way systems."
The 180 is priced at $799, the 280 at $1,299 and the 880 at $2,649.

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