AMD announced three new processors that it adds to the Opteron family targeted at servers and workstations. The 852 and 252 models were manufactured using 90 nanometer technology and operate at 2.6 GHz, against the previous 2.4 GHz models already on the market. Both models are designed for systems with two to eight processors.
The new models also use PowerNow technology that allows the operating system to reduce the frequency of the processor, as well as its energy consumption and heat emission. The latest Opteron has a maximum consumption of 95 W, a level that AMD plans to reduce later this year in new models with consumptions and 30 and 55 W.
Both models will be available to manufacturers within 30 days, according to a statement, so the first equipment with new processing technologies should be available later this quarter. The Opteron 852 will cost $ 1,514 for purchases of 1,000 units, while the model 252 costs $ 851 for the same volumes.
On the same date, a third model was also announced. The Opteron 152 is intended for single-processor workstations and entry-level servers and will be available from April for $ 637, for purchases of 1,000 units. In addition to these announcements, the chipset AMD-8132 HyperTransport PCI-X 2.0 tunnel.
The new Opteron will be used by leading manufacturers, concluding HP, which has announced a new line of servers and workstations that will be based on the manufacturer’s new models for the x86 line.
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