AMD Marks AMD64 Anniversary With A New Opteron Processor
Marking with the fourth anniversary of the launch of the AMD Opteron processor and AMD64 technology, AMD announced widespread availability and pricing for the AMD Opteron Model 2222 and 8222 SE x86 dual-core server processors. The new processor, which is available in several platform configurations today from tier one OEMs, is designed to deliver performance leadership in the critical server functions including Web serving, scalability and floating point calculations.
AMD also disclosed updated performance projections for its upcoming native Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, code-named ‘Barcelona.’ The new Barcelona projections are based on the latest SPECcpu2006 benchmarks and show that AMD expects to have up to a 50 percent advantage in floating point performance and 20 percent in integer performance over the competition’s highest-performing quad-core processor at the same frequency.
As performance-per-watt also continues to be a critical issue for IT decision-makers in addition to raw performance, AMD recently launched the AMD Platform Power Calculator. By leveraging this tool, customers can compare estimated power consumption of servers based on AMD Opteron processors that span all thermal envelopes, 68, 95 and 120 watt, and similar servers based on dual-core processors from the competition.
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