Printed from http://www.electronista.com

AMD intros low-cost, eight-core Opteron 3200

updated 11:15 am EDT, Tue March 20, 2012

AMD's Opteron 3200 web server chips start to ship

Chipmaker AMD has just detailed its new eight-core Opteron 3200-series CPUs, meant primarily for cloud and web hosting servers. Based on its current Bulldozer architecture, it can be had in four- or eight-core variants and is rated at 2.7GHz. A Turbo Core mode bumps the clock speed up to 3.7GHz, though only at half the active cores.

The power consumption is rated at an unusually lean 45W or 65W friendlier to smaller desktops and servers, and the processors get AM3+ sockets to keep the prices low. Pricing is said by AMD to be about $90 less than comparable Intel Xeon processors. The new Opterons can support as much as 32GB of memory capacity. The eight-core chips get 16MB of total cache, with the four-core examples have 8MB.

The chips have already begun shipping in PCs and servers from MSI, Tyan, Fujitsu, and Dell.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News