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.
"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 Number||Cores||Base Frequency||Max AMD Turbo CORE frequency||TDP||Memory support|
|6370P||16||2.0 GHz||2.5 GHz||99W||Quad channel U/RDDR3 up to DDR3-1600; ULV and LRDIMM support|
|6338P||12||2.3 GHz||2.8 GHz||99W||Quad 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.