Saturday, August 01, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
NVIDIA Recalls SHIELD Tablets Due To Battery Issues
Firefox Attacks Microsoft Over Default Browser in Windows 10
Sharp to Exit Americas TV Market
Researchers Showcase Javascript-based Attack On a Computer's DRAM
Hackers Used Twitter hashtags To Extract Data From Compromised Networks
Facebook Unveils New Security Checkup Tool
Court of Appeals Rejects Google's Move To Overturn Microsoft's Patent Royalty Victory
Toshiba Expands Lineup of Phase Detection Auto-Focus-equipped CMOS Image Sensors for Smartphones
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > PC Parts > AMD Shi...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, September 07, 2011
AMD Ships 16-core Interlagos CPUs, Expands Desktop Line-Up of AMD Fusion APUs


AMD today started shipping its first Interlagos 16-core processors for servers to its OEMs. The company also announced availability of the AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop processors.

16-core "Interlagos" processor

The "Interlagos"16-core processor is based on the "Bulldozer" core and it has been manufactured on 32nm process technology. The processors are compatibile with the platform and infrastructure of AMD's existing Opteron 6100 series.

Among the interesting features of AMD's new "Interlagos" processors, is the implementation of a new TDP Power Cap.

In today's products you can cap the power of a server by turning off processor states, though that ultimately can lead to somewhat lower performance. The currently provided AMD Power Cap Manager allows users to limit the processor P-states and cut power consumption although this limits the processor's ability to get to the top frequency. By essentially "locking out" the top P-state, the processor never gets into that state, even under heavy utilization, helping cut down total power to the processor.

With the new TDP Power Cap for AMD Opteron processors, users will be able to set TDP power limits in 1 watt increments.This means that instead of having to choose between different TDPs for processors, users will able to buy any power range and then modulate down.

For example, let's say that you have a maximum power draw on your fully configured server of 300W, and you have 42 slots in your server. The simple math says that you have 12.6Kw of power load that you need to be able to support. Now, if your power budget only allows you to bring 12Kw to the rack, you essentially have 2 slots that need to be left open in the rack because you can only support 40 and not 42 servers. But, by utilizing a custom TDP, you could drop the max power that some servers could draw, bringing you in under the limit of 12Kw and still getting 42 servers in the rack.

"This is a monumental moment for the industry as this first 'Bulldozer' core represents the beginning of unprecedented performance scaling for x86 CPUs," said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Products Group. "The flexible new 'Bulldozer' architecture will give Web and datacenter customers the scalability they need to handle emerging cloud and virtualization workloads."

AMD started production of CPUs in August and expects to start shipping it to its system partners in the fourth quarter of 2011.

According to unofficial information, AMD is also planning a September release date for its new "Valencia" Opteron 4200-series chips with six or eight cores as well as "Interlagos" Opteron 6200-series microprocessors with eight and twelve cores.



New desktop APUs

AMD also today announced availability of the AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop processors, bringing the entry-level desktop APU price down to $70 (U.S. suggested retail price) for consumers who want PCs with HD graphics, and fast application and connectivity speeds.

The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop APUs each combine two x86 CPU cores with 160 Radeon cores, enabling DirectX 11-capable discrete- level graphics and dedicated HD video processing on a single chip.

The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 APUs also support:

- AMD Steady Video for instant removal of shakes and jitters when re- watching video
- AMD Dual Graphics for a visual performance boost when paired with select AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series graphics cards.
- Integrated USB 3.0 controller
- AMD VISION Engine Software to provide users with regular updates to help improve system performance and stability, and to introduce new software enhancements.

With a suggested retail price of $70.00 (U.S), the AMD A4-3300 APU operates at 2.5GHz (CPU) and 444MHz (GPU) with 160 Radeon Cores, 1MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 65W. With a suggested retail price of $75.00 (U.S), the AMD A4-3400 APU operates at 2.7GHz (CPU) and 600MHz (GPU) with 160 Radeon Cores, 1MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 65W.

All AMD A-Series processors are designed for use with FM1 motherboards.



Previous
Next
VIZIO Updates Its 8-inch Tablet        All News        Seagate Releases 4TB GoFlex Desk Drive
VIZIO Updates Its 8-inch Tablet     PC Parts News      Seagate Releases 4TB GoFlex Desk Drive

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
New AMD Godavari A8-7670K Desktop Processors Released
AMD Reports Weak Second Quarter Results
AMD's Partners Bring The Fury To The Market
New Catalyst 15.7 Driver Brings Performance Optimizations
New AMD FirePro S9170 Server GPU Has 32GB Memory
AMD Lowers Second Quarter Outlook, Moves To FinFet
AMD Fury X Reviews Show Impressive Performance That Does Not Put Nvidia's 980 Ti Aside
AMD Considers Spinoff, Breakup: report
AMD Officially Launches The Retail Radeon 300 Series
E3: New AMD Radeon R9 and R7 300 Series Graphics Line-Up Takes Advantage Of New HBM Technology
AMD Targets Notebooks and All-in-Ones With 6th Generation A-Series Processor
New AMD A10-7870K APU Promises Performance And Affordability

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .