Advanced Micro Devices will not enable new-generation HyperTransport technology for its dual-processor (DP) and multi-processor (MP) server platforms for quite a while in order to allow customers to install next-generation 45nm server chips into infrastructure introduced back in 2006.
AMD Opteron quad-core and dual-core processors code-named
But despite of some improvements, AMD’s code-named
Historically AMD used one platform for two generations of its processors, e.g., the original 940-pin platform for single-core AMD Opteron chips could also support dual-core processors. The 1207-pin infrastructure originally introduced for dual-core DDR2-supporting AMD Opteron chips also promised support for quad-core processors, but, apparently, it will also support enhanced quad-core chips as well.
It is unclear when AMD introduces a platform to support its octa-core central processing units, however, it is highly likely that a platform for 8-core processors will use DDR3 memory.
Officials from Advanced Micro Devices did not comment on the news-story.