News
 

Bookmark and Share

(0) 

Even though the forthcoming code-named Magny-Cours microprocessors with twelve cores will feature two times more processing engines than predecessors, its power consumption will remain on approximately the same level compared to currently available six-core AMD Opteron “Istanbul” chip, the company has revealed.

“AMD designed Magny-Cours chips to draw the same power as Istanbul chips,” said Pat Conway, a member of AMD's technical staff, in a presentation at the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University, reports ComputerWorld web-site.

When asked about the ways of retaining power consumption of Magny-Cours on the same level with six-core AMD Opteron, the representative for AMD explained that the new twelve-core chip works at lower clock-speed and also sports new power management features. Even though Mr. Conway declined to reveal the clock-speed of twelve-core AMD Opteron, it is known that six core chips consume about 75W at 2.60GHz clock-speed. 

AMD Magny-Cours processor will be the first chip for the AMD G34 “Maranello” platform designed for Opteron processors 6000-series with up to 16 cores, quad-channel memory interface, 2 or 4 sockets, up to 12 memory modules per socket and some server and enterprise-specific functionality. Magny-Cours microprocessors feature two six-core dies on one piece of substrate.

In 2011 AMD plans to release a successor for Magny-Cours code-named Interlagos, which will be based on Bulldozer micro-architecture, built using 32nm process technology and contain up to 16 cores.

 

Tags: AMD, Opteron, Istanbul, Interlagos, Magny-Cours, 45nm, 32nm

Discussion

Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

10:40 pm | ARM Preps Second-Generation “Artemis” and “Maya” 64-Bit ARMv8-A Offerings. ARM Readies 64-Bit Cores for Non-Traditional Applications

7:38 pm | AMD Vows to Introduce 20nm Products Next Year. AMD’s 20nm APUs, GPUs and Embedded Chips to Arrive in 2015

4:08 am | Microsoft to Unify All Windows Operating Systems for Client PCs. One Windows OS will Power PCs, Tablets and Smartphones

Monday, July 21, 2014

10:32 pm | PQI Debuts Flash Drive with Lightning and USB Connectors. PQI Offers Easy Way to Boost iPhone or iPad Storage

10:08 pm | Japan Display Begins to Mass Produce IPS-NEO Displays. JDI Begins to Mass Produce Rival for AMOLED Panels

12:56 pm | Microsoft to Fire 18,000 Employees to Boost Efficiency. Microsoft to Perform Massive Job Cut Ever Following Acquisition of Nokia