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AMD intros quad-core "Suzuka" Opteron CPU

updated 06:25 pm EDT, Tue June 30, 2009

AMD intros Suzuka Opteron

AMD on Tuesday introduced the latest component in its Opteron 1000 Series of server processors, the quad-core 'Suzuka.' Following the company's tradition of naming processors after Formula 1 tracks, 'Suzuka' is inspired by a circuit in Japan. The CPU is based on the same core as AMD's Shanghai products, with processor speeds of 2.5GHz, 2.7GHz and 2.9GHz. While the new offering aims to increase performance, the platform is also claimed to decrease power consumption.

John Fruehe, AMD's Director of Business Development for server and workstation products, claims to have saved approximately 10 watts of power by swapping a 2.3GHz Budapest processor for the Suzuka, which fits into the same AM2 socket. The company also has highlighted performance-per-watt improvements with its recent Istanbul CPUs.

The Suzuka series utilizes the same 45nm manufacturing process as the Shanghai line, but with modest speed improvements. The latest processor likely offers Direct Connect architecture and HyperTransport technology to optimize communication between processors.

AMD has yet to announce pricing information or an expected launch window.



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