Several partners of Advanced Micro Devices have demonstrated the company’s yet-to-be-launched quad-core AMD Opteron microprocessors, which are based on the new micro-architecture at Computex Taipei trade-show. This is the first time when AMD allows its partners to demo the code-named
Platforms displayed from Supermicro and Uniwide, participants in the AMD Validated Server program, are designed to take advantage of a new feature enabled by “
The new AMD Opteron processors code-named
According to AMD, quad-core AMD Opteron processors will processors are expected to deliver up to 50% to 80% performance and performance-per-watt improvements on a broad range of server applications over similar current generation AMD Opteron processors.
“As this pinnacle in server processing is unveiled, AMD is thrilled to empower the AMD64 ecosystem to address real priorities such as power management and virtualization to help customers do more with less,” said Randy Allen, corporate vice president, Server and Workstation Division at AMD. “Those buying Second-Generation AMD Opteron processors today can take advantage of the seamless upgradeability designed into our high performing Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors when they become available later this year and do so within the same power and cooling infrastructure. This is the level of investment protection and transition planning our customers and the industry have come to expect from AMD.”