AMD today announces its first three models dual core for the server market, a segment where the manufacturer has maintained its bet. According to the company, the first equipment based on the new chips reach the market in the next 30 days.
The three new models are designated with the references Opteron 865, 870 and 875 and run at 1.8GHz, 2GHz and 2.2GHz, respectively. This first line is aimed at servers with four or eight microprocessors, but next May, three other models will be available dual core (265, 270 and 275). The available speeds will be the same, but this line will be available in equipment of one or two units.
As a strategic option, AMD focuses on the server market, in a first phase, since it has a market share of close to 40 percent. However, the company does not neglect the market dektop and has already guaranteed that it will launch a line for this segment in June, the Athlon 64 X2. Initial forecasts pointed to the first dual core from AMD to desktop only for the second half of the year.
Rival Intel entered the era dual core by segment desktop, more specifically due to the high range of the market and multimedia PCs, but plans to migrate all its lines to the new technology by the end of next year. However the first dual core for servers, from the Xeon line, will only hit the market at the beginning of next year.
The two companies face the dual core as a huge challenge, which could confirm Intel’s leadership or give AMD a chance to conquer the market and for that reason both sought to be the first to announce the completion of the first processor dual core and put equipment on the market.
For your first models dual core, AMD already has orders from HP, Sun and IBM.
Remember that dual core consist of two processors combined into a single chip, which improves your performance and the ability to perform more than one task simultaneously.
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