AMD Boosts Performance of Multi-Core AMD Opteron Processors

AMD Increases Clock-Speed of Opteron "Bulldozer" Chips

by Anton Shilov
06/04/2012 | 11:49 PM

Advanced Micro Devices on Monday introduced five new multi-core server microprocessors based on Bulldozer micro-architecture for 2-way and 4-way servers. The new Opteron central processing units slightly boost performance compared to previously available chips and are already utilized inside many servers by different vendors.


“Since the launch of our latest AMD Opteron processors based on our 'Bulldozer' core, we have seen steadily increasing demand for our high-end processors. The new additions to the AMD Opteron processor family, along with the latest offerings from HP and Dell, further strengthen our ability to offer greater choices to an agile and data-hungry base of enterprise and cloud customers," said Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of AMD global business units.

The five new processors, available today, tout a 100MHz performance advantage over their predecessors without any increase in power consumption. These additions underscore AMD’s commitment to create a broad portfolio of processor options for its customers, all of which offer superior price/performance. The new processors are:

AMD Opteron 6200-series processors:

AMD Opteron 4200-series processors: