News
 

Bookmark and Share

(0) 

Just a day before the fourth quarter of the year begins, Advanced Micro Devices reassured its customers and investors that it is on-track to deliver its highly-anticipated code-named Shanghai microprocessors for servers in Q4 2008, just as promised. According to the company, the new chips are already in production and revenue shipments will begin shortly.

“We’re in full production right now in the factory. People will start getting first silicon from the final production very shortly,” said Pat Patla, general manager of AMD’s server and workstation chip business, in an interview with Cnet News web-site.

AMD Opteron “Shanghai” microprocessors are made using 45nm process technology and feature enlarged 6MB level-three cache in addition to improved HyperTransport 3.0 bus. Besides, some other enhancements allow the new chips to offer higher instructions per clock (IPC) throughput compared to currently available AMD Phenom and AMD Opteron processors, which should transform into higher overall performance per clock.

It is absolutely crucial for AMD to start shipments of the new “Shanghai” processors on time and also to ensure that its performance and power consumption are competitive when compared to Intel Xeon central processing units.

But while the company seems to be on-track to initiate commercial shipments of its quad-core server chips made using 45nm process technology in Q4 2008, the chipmaker will only be able to release its desktop CPUs manufacturer using the same fabrication process in early 2009.

Tags: AMD, Opteron, Shanghai, 45nm

Discussion

Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

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

Sunday, August 24, 2014

6:12 pm | Former X-Bit Labs Editor Aims to Wed Tabletop Games with Mobile Platforms. Game Master Wants to Become a New World of Warcraft