AMD announces five new Opteron processors

AMD announces five new Opteron processors

So far this year, AMD has been comparatively quiet on the new product RELEASE front. But that changes Monday with the announcement of five new Opteron processors. AMD also is announcing that 11 servers from HP and Dell will also feature these new processors.”We are announcing five new processors, two in our high performance Opteron 6200 series, and three in our low-power Opteron 4200 series,” said Michael Detwiler, Product Marketing Manager at AMD. “The best price-performance x86 in the world remains our value proposition.”

The new 6200 series models are the AMD Opteron 6284 SE, which has 16-core 2.7 GHz, and has a TDP of 140 watts TDP. It will list for $1,265. The AMD Opteron 6278 has 16-core 2.4 GHz, 115 watts TDP, and lists for $989.

The new Opteron 4200 Series processors are the AMD Opteron 4276 HE with 8-core 2.6 GHz, and 65 watts TDP, listing at $455. The AMD Opteron 4240 has 6-core 3.4 GHz, 95 watts TDP, and lists for $316. And the AMD Opteron 4230 has 6-core 2.9 GHz, 65 watts TDP, and lists at $377.

“All these models add the extra performance of 100 mhz into the existing clock brand, without any additional power draw,” Detwiler said. “That projects to between a 3% and 5% increase in improvement for the same power cost.”

Detwiler said that the new models will not change pricing of existing processors in the two families.

“The existing product line will hold steady,” he said. “These five new ones will fit in the framework of the existing price structure.”

Detwiler said that they expect the new processors will have no special impact for any specific part of AMD’s business, and said it would be system builder-neutral.

All four of the HP servers use the Opterson 6200 Series processor. Two HP ProLiant Gen8 servers using these new AMD Opteron processors were actually launched last month, in advance of the AND processors being announced. HP will also refresh the ProLiant DL585 G7 and the BL685c G7 later this year.

The seven Dell servers include two using the Opteron 6200 series chip, and five using the Opteron 4200. The PowerEdge C6145, C6105, R415, R515, R715, R815 and M915 servers, all refreshes of existing models, are due later this year.

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