AMD Starts Shipping "Bulldozer" CPUs

AMD announced that the initial production of the world’s first 16-core x86 processor, codenamed “Interlagos” (Opteron Series) began in August, with shipments now underway to customers (OEM customers). The Opteron is compatible with existing AMD Opteron 6100 Series platforms and will be available to partner systems by Q4 this year. The Opteron processors are built on 32nm process technology, utilizing either 8, 12, or 16 cores (model dependent), quad-channel DDR3 memory controller, up to 16MB of L3 cache, and four HyperTransport links. 

“This is a monumental moment for the industry as this first ‘Bulldozer’ core represents the beginning of unprecedented performance scaling for x86 CPUs,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Products Group. "The flexible new ‘Bulldozer’ architecture will give Web and datacenter customers the scalability they need to handle emerging cloud and virtualization workloads.”

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  • ginnai
    Yay! It has arrived!
  • billybobser
    they exist :o
  • Ciuy
  • totalgenius
    Yay its alive, can we get some benchmarks.

    Still waiting eagerly for the Zambezi, AMD please release the i7 exterminators.
  • DjEaZy
    ... the desktop version is not far away...
  • reagansmash
    and, halfway there...
  • j_davis_1980
    still waiting for the desktop version.......
  • Archean
    DjEaZy... the desktop version is not far away...
    It will be good if they are at least able to compete with SNBs, but unfortunately Q1-12 will also see the launch of IVBs which would mean that AMD will again be behind Intel by at least a one full cycle.
  • xyster
    do we really expect this to be competitive with IvyBridge or SandyBridge-E?

    I really hope so, but I have my doubts..
  • Herr_Koos
    Time will tell... Sooner or later, time will tell.