AMD has added five new members of the AMD Opteron 6100 Series
processor family that address rising demand for low-power enterprise
and public sector environments.
Acer, Dell and HP are launching new or refreshed AMD Opteron 6000
Series platform-based systems this quarter, powered by these new 12-
and 8-core AMD Opteron processors.
"These new server CPUs deliver greater performance than we've ever
had before," said Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager,
Server Business, AMD. "When we launched the AMD Opteron 6000 Series
platforms last year, we eliminated the '4P tax' and met market
demands for higher performance-per-dollar-per-watt. Our customers'
benchmarks and testimonials bear out these improvements, and these
five new parts - and the rave reviews - prove that we continue to deliver
on our vision."
AMD has added two new AMD Opteron HE processors to meet market
demand for scalable, power-efficient systems that are especially
well suited for Web serving, virtualization and cloud computing
AMD also released new AMD Opteron SE processor for HPC, financial
services, database and newly virtualized datacenters.
These processors are socket-compatible with the AMD Opteron 6000
Series platform, as will be AMD?s upcoming 16-core "Bulldozer"-based
AMD claims that the servers using the AMD Opteron 6000 Series
platforms are outperforming Intel Xeon processor-based servers on
numerous key server benchmarks, including SPECint_rate2006,
SPECfp_rate2006, and TPC-C Value (Price/tpmC).