AMD has updated its Opteron line of processors. Five new models are to be introduced; two new processors in the high end 6200 series and three new processors in the low power 4200 series. All five new chips will benefit from a speed boost of 100MHz while consuming no more power than the chips they replace. This is probably the last Opteron update before Piledriver Opterons appear.
Here is a list of the updated AMD processors and their spec;
6200 Series processors
- Opteron 6284 SE: 16-core 2.7 GHz, 140 watts TDP , $1,265
- Opteron 6278: 16-core 2.4 GHz, 115 watts TDP , $989
4200 Series processors
- AMD Opteron™ 4276 HE: 8-core 2.6 GHz, 65 watts TDP, $455
- AMD Opteron™ 4240: 6-core 3.4 GHz, 95 watts TDP, $316
- AMD Opteron™ 4230: 6-core 2.9 GHz, 65 watts TDP, $377
AMD said Hewlett-Packard and Dell already have plans to integrate the new Opteron models into server model refreshes. “Last month, HP launched two HP ProLiant Gen8 servers using the new AMD Opteron processors and plans to refresh the ProLiant DL585 G7 and the BL685c G7 later this year. Moreover, Dell is also expected to refresh its AMD offering with the latest AMD Opteron processors in the PowerEdge C6145, C6105, R415, R515, R715, R815 and the M915.” A total of 15 new servers will be produced by HP and Dell featuring the new Opteron 6200 and 4200 line of CPUs.
The newer AMD Piledriver architecture is used in the recently launched Trinity series of APUs. While the current speed bumped Bulldozer Opterons can claim the best server x86 price to performance ratio right now, Intel will be snapping at AMDs heels with the upcoming high core count MP capable Ivy Bridge Xeons.