AMD Launches Five New Six-core Opterons

AMD today rolled out three new six-core Opteron HE processors family that are designed for those who are energy conscious.

All three new chips are manufactured on a 45-nm process and consume 55W – marked improvement over 75W and 105W of other Opteron models. HP is now shipping 2-, 4- and 8-processor systems.

AMD said that the new six-core Opteron HE processor offers up to 18 percent lower platform-level power consumption over the standard wattage version and up to 18 percent better performance-per-watt compared to the quad-core version. AMD says that it will unveil processors with even greater energy efficiency later this year.

The new chips run at 2 GHz and 2.1 GHz and are priced from US$455 to $1,514 each in 1,000-unit quantities.

For those looking for more performance (at the expense of power efficiency), AMD is also unveiling two new, full-featured Six-Core AMD Opteron SE processors at 2.8 GHz for systems with up to 8 processors.

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  • B-Unit
    Upendra09Why are the opterons always on the slower side, i mean 2 ghz? come on my laptop can do that. Ignoring the fact it is a C2d

    Because unlike your laptop, a server receives greater benefit from more cores than clock speed. Add to that the savings in electricity both from the chip itself and in cooling and these are very nice CPUs.
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  • Upendra09
    Why are the opterons always on the slower side, i mean 2 ghz? come on my laptop can do that. Ignoring the fact it is a C2d
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  • Soul_keeper
    Because some moron will buy them ^^
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  • XD_dued
    Clock rate has little to do with speed or efficiency, for example the 2.66 i7 beats the 3.2ghz Phenom II(by a lot in many cases)
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