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AMD Rolls Out "Warsaw" Opteron CPUs With 12 and 16 Cores

AMD today released two new Opteron chips based off the company's "Piledriver" core. Part of the 6300 series codenamed "Warsaw", the 6370P packs 16 cores and the 6338P has 12 cores. Both of these new processors are fully socket and software compatible with the existing AMD Opteron 6300 Series.

AMD boasts that the new Opterons are ideal for the Open 3.0 Open Compute Platform, complex compute needs of data analysis, xSQL and traditional databases, citing reasons of power efficiency and cost effectiveness. Specifically, these Warsaw parts have a TDP of 99 W. As far as cost effectiveness, the 16 core model is priced at $598 and the 12 core $377.

AMD Opteron 6370P 16-core model

"With the continued move to virtualized environments for more efficient server utilization, more and more workloads are limited by memory capacity and I/O bandwidth," said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, corporate vice president and general manager, Server Business Unit, AMD. "The Opteron 6338P and 6370P processors are server CPUs optimized to deliver improved performance per-watt for virtualized private cloud deployments with less power and at lower cost points."

Model NumberCoresBase FrequencyMax AMD Turbo CORE frequencyTDPMemory support
6370P162.0 GHz2.5 GHz99WQuad channel U/RDDR3 up to DDR3-1600; ULV and LRDIMM support
6338P122.3 GHz 2.8 GHz99WQuad channel U/RDDR3 up to DDR3-1600; ULV and LRDIMM support

For a look at how Piledriver stacks up for gaming, check out AMD Piledriver And K10 CPU Architectures Face Off.

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  • Stimpack
    Holy crap. "Cores" or not, that's a lot of them!
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  • eklipz330
    i could have dumped their stocks a week ago and make some nice change, but i got greedy... boy do i regret it.
    Reply
  • Kai Dowin
    Well, slap me sixteen times and hand me to me mama!
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  • killerclick
    AMD is comically incompetent, I wish they'd die already instead of preserving merely an appearance of competition with Intel.
    Reply
  • DRosencraft
    These things will make for absolute computer monsters. Imagine a quad CPU setup with one of these. And only 99W TDP? It's a great day to be a small business/individual in need of workstation power.
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  • Kewlx25
    Piledriver seems to be a lot more efficient when clocked down at these speeds. Kaveri is nearly as fast as Haswell, clock for clock, but it also consumes nearly 2x the power with near 95watt draw during load with 4 "cores". These Warsaw chips have 16 cores, or 4x as many cores, and nearly the same power draw. Warsaw is clocked about 30% slower, but it more than makes up for it with 4x the units.

    I could see this competing and makes me interested.
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  • Kai Dowin
    12505843 said:
    Piledriver seems to be a lot more efficient when clocked down at these speeds. Kaveri is nearly as fast as Haswell, clock for clock, but it also consumes nearly 2x the power with near 95watt draw during load with 4 "cores". These Warsaw chips have 16 cores, or 4x as many cores, and nearly the same power draw. Warsaw is clocked about 30% slower, but it more than makes up for it with 4x the units.

    I could see this competing and makes me interested.

    Kaveri isn't anywhere close to Haswell clock for clock. In single thread, fixed clock tests, Kaveri's Piledriver cores get a hell of a kicking from Haswell's cores.
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  • antilycus
    It's also not a fair comparison because their is a GPU in Kaveri unlike Haswell (to my knowledge). IF AMD were to die, Intel would quadruple their prices
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  • COLGeek
    This is pure server "gold", particularly when dedicating cores for specific tasks. Of course, these are not intended for game rigs. Comparing to mainstream (desktop) products is of limited value when looking at the needs for which these CPUs are designed.
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  • sykozis
    Haswell is an APU, same as Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Clarkdale and Lynnfield. It is unfair to compare these processors "clock for clock" though because the architectures are completely different. Bulldozer, Piledriver and Steamroller are designed for heavily threaded environments. Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge and Haswell are general purpose processors that perform best on light-threaded tasks.
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