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.
55W for six cores...that's amazing.
I can't wait for the 12 core cpu's to come out.
A 2.4ghz athlon would pwn a hot, noisy 3.8ghz p4! (or something like that, not sure on exact comparisons).
so for those who forgot or weren't around: clock speed is MEANINGLESS when comparing different architectures, it is ONLY useful for comparing cpus in THE SAME LINE where higher clocks mean more power, in more ways than one.
seeing as I am not currently in the market for 1000 $1.5k processors, i can only hope the desktop equivalents are on there way?
I meant compared to the Xeon, the opteron is slow and Xeons also come in 4 cores at 2.6 ghz
I doubt even Intel can match that.
justjcAm I the only one that's impressed that they managed to get 6 cores to run on 55W?I doubt even Intel can match that.no, you`re not :)