Monday, February 14th 2011

Industry’s ''Best CPU'' Speeds Up, Stays Cool, Outperforms Competition: AMD

AMD today announced the immediate availability of five new members of the AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor family that specifically address rising demand for low-power, balanced systems for SMBs and increased performance-per-dollar-per-watt for enterprise and public sector environments. Key partners including Acer, Dell and HP are launching new or refreshed AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform-based systems this quarter, powered by these new 12- and 8-core AMD Opteron processors.

“These new server CPUs deliver greater performance than we’ve ever had before,” said Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager, Server Business, AMD. “When we launched the AMD Opteron 6000 Series platforms last year, we eliminated the ‘4P tax’ and met market demands for higher performance-per-dollar-per-watt. Our customers’ benchmarks and testimonials bear out these improvements, and these five new parts—and the rave reviews—prove that we continue to deliver on our vision.”
  • The two new AMD Opteron HE processors meet market demand for highly scalable, power-efficient systems that are especially well suited for Web serving, virtualization and cloud computing workloads.
  • The new AMD Opteron SE processor enables increased performance in key environments such as HPC, financial services, database and newly virtualized datacenters.
  • These processors are socket-compatible with the AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform, as will be AMD’s upcoming 16-core “Bulldozer”-based Opteron processors.
  • AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform-based systems powered by the new AMD Opteron processors are available now from OEMs and system builders, including Acer, Appro, Cray Inc., Colfax, Dawning, Dell, HP, Microway, NCS Technologies, Inc., Nor-Tech, Penguin, SGI, Silicon Mechanics and ZT Systems.
  • Servers using the AMD Opteron 6000 Series platforms are delivering excellent performance, value, and energy efficiency, outperforming Intel Xeon processor-based servers on numerous key server benchmarks, including SPECint_rate2006, SPECfp_rate2006, and TPC-C Value (Price/tpmC). Learn more about server benchmarks here.
  • o Two-processor servers using these latest AMD Opteron processors outperform Intel Xeon 5680 (“Westmere”) processor-based servers on eight key server benchmarks.
    o SPECint_rate2006
    o SPECint_rate_base2006
    o SPECfp_rate2006
    o SPECfp_rate_base20061
    o SPECjbb 2005
    o TPC-C Value (Price/TpmC)
    o TPC-H Value (Price/QphH)
    o SPECpower_ssj2008 power consumption
  • The AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform’s core scalability and efficient architecture helped enable the new Dell PowerEdge C6145 server to set a new performance record for 2U servers. The Dell PowerEdge C6145 has more than doubled the previous record for SPECfp_rate2006 performance in a 2U server.
Recent accolades for AMD’s server CPUs include third-party organizations naming the AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor “Best CPU” of 2011 for parallel processing, calling out the AMD Opteron powered Dell PowerEdge R815 as 2010 Server of the Year and awarding it a Silver Award for Server Hardware.
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30 Comments on Industry’s ''Best CPU'' Speeds Up, Stays Cool, Outperforms Competition: AMD

I honestly think Intel knows it getting bulldozed very soon. (Am hoping :nutkick:). So Intel quickly released their SB to sell as many as they can, whilst no AMD Bulldozer parts, Never even ironed out the bugs/testing done none:eek:

It’s pretty easy to see that Intel is freaking out, rushing & panicking in the process. The tick - tock is history soon.:banghead: Nm progress will happen but 2x (more as we get smaller nm) as slow to half nodes as different materials and equipment is used.

I see company’s working together in groups to save costs in the future as process gets much smaller. Intel maybe going at it alone (more risk and very expensive)
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"Two-processor servers using these latest AMD Opteron processors outperform Intel Xeon 5680 (“Westmere”) processor-based servers on eight key server benchmarks."

2 ?

Heck, this is only an little higher clocked 32nm 6 core. how the hell can 12 core be still behind the processing specially on servers. I mean sure double bdw AVX etc Intel CPU internal encryption hardware processing of AES might be pretty cool, but still it's weird.
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pantherx12 said:
That means 240w for 4ghz I imagine :laugh:

Not these are meant for overclocking, but still.
Oh I can see it now... The CPU smoking, sparks flying out the side of the case!
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So is there supposed to be a desktop version of these 12-core CPU's?

And just a side note, Bulldozer has been in work isnce 2005....AMD's release had better be as good or better than what intel has to offer when the time comes. If 5 years of work, building an architecture from the ground up, isn't enough time to surpass your competition's product there's something wrong. Yes Intel has a lot of money, but the past 3-5 years they haven't invented anything astounding. They've really just evolved their CPU's, just upgrading old techniques and tweaking current core's.

AMD i've always noticed are more inventive/creative than Intel with a much smaller budget, and i hope Bulldozer proves that.
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