News
 

Bookmark and Share

(10) 

Advanced Micro Devices and Sun Microsystems recently quietly unveiled dual-core AMD Opteron processors 285 SE that run at increased clock-speeds. The new chips’ specifications are similar to AMD’s forthcoming AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 central processing unit (CPU) which is rumoured to be announced in mid-January, 2006. 

Sun Microsystems currently offers Sun Fire X4200 servers with up to two AMD Opteron 285 SE processors that operate at 2.60GHz, currently the highest frequency for AMD’s dual-core processors, contain 1MB of cache per core (2MB of cache in total) and sport dual-channel PC3200 DDR memory controller with ECC functionality. The new chips are exclusively available from Sun and not expected to reach the volume market or be available from other partners of AMD.

AMD Opteron processors SE with lower model numbers and with lower clock-speeds were available from Sun earlier as well. The difference between AMD Opteron SE processors and typical AMD Opteron CPUs differ not only by clock-speeds, but also by thermals: standard Opteron products dissipate up to 95W, whereas AMD Opteron SE have thermal design power of 120W and require better cooling. While the thermals of the “SE” models are significantly increased over regular Opteron chips, they are still lower compared to rival Intel Corp.’s dual-core Xeon processors.

While the AMD Opteron SE chips are designed for 1000MHz HyperTransport bus and use 940-pin package, they are not drop-in compatible with existing Socket 940 infrastructure due to higher thermals and, possibly, voltages.

It is unknown for what price does Sun receive the Opteron SE processors from Advanced Micro Devices.

Discussion

Comments currently: 10
Discussion started: 11/24/05 10:37:55 PM
Latest comment: 08/25/06 01:43:24 PM

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

8:52 pm | Lisa Su Appointed as New CEO of Advanced Micro Devices. Rory Read Steps Down, Lisa Su Becomes New CEO of AMD

Thursday, August 28, 2014

12:22 pm | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

9:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

6:41 pm | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture

Monday, August 25, 2014

6:05 pm | Chinese Inspur to Sell Mission-Critical Servers with AMD Software, Power 8 Processors. IBM to Enter Chinese Big Data Market with the Help from Inspur