Monday, July 13th 2009

AMD Adds New Six-Core AMD Opteron HE Processors

AMD today announced the immediate availability of three new members of the Six-Core AMD Opteron processor family that specifically address rising demand for balanced systems with increased performance yet greater power-efficiency for cloud computing and web serving environments.

  • The 55W ACP Six-Core AMD Opteron HE processors are currently shipping for 2-, 4- and 8-P systems and available today in new systems from HP, addressing the needs of dynamic, performance hungry and power constrained data centers. Systems from additional OEMs are expected to come to market throughout Q309.
  • These new processors meet the market demand for highly scalable, power-efficient systems that are especially well suited for Web serving and cloud computing workloads and they are available with the same AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) technology and AMD-P technology features and advanced I/O capabilities as the standard power Six-Core AMD Opteron processors.
  • The new Six-Core AMD Opteron HE processor offers up to 18 percent lower platform-level power consumption over the standard wattage version. (AMD Opteron processor Model 2425 [SPECpower_ssj 2008 1228 overall ssj_ops/watt, 419,277 ssj_ops, & 221W @ 100% target load] compared to AMD Opteron processor Model 2435 [SPECpower_ssj 2008 1228 overall ssj_ops/watt, 487,764 ssj_ops & 270W @ 100% target load]).
  • It also delivers up to 18 percent better performance-per-watt compared to the quad-core version. (Six-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 2425 HE [SPECpower_ssj 2008 1228 overall ssj_ops/watt, 419,277 ssj_ops, & 221W @ 100% target load] compared to Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 2376 HE [SPECpower_ssj 2008 1044 overall ssj_ops/watt, 346,326 ssj_ops & 210W @ 100% target load]).
  • Processors with even greater energy efficiency are planned to be available later this year for the market segment where low power is the singular priority requirement.
  • For customers that require the ultimate performance for mission critical workloads such as database and CRM applications, AMD is also unveiling two new, full-featured Six-Core AMD Opteron SE processors at 2.8 GHz for 2-, 4- and 8-P systems.
"Since our initial introduction of multi-core processors for the server market, it's been the AMD mission to help IT managers reduce datacenter energy costs without compromising performance," said Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager, Server Business, AMD. "These new lower power Six-Core AMD Opteron processors feature the highest performance-per-watt that we have brought to market, and help drive down power consumption while addressing the shifting cloud and Web landscape of today's datacenter. And with six cores of compute power and Direct Connect Architecture, these processors deliver no-compromise performance."
"Customers are using HP ProLiant G6 server solutions, which offer up to 45% better performance than previous generations, enabling customers to get more value out of their IT dollar," said Jim Ganthier, vice president of Marketing, Industry Standard Servers, HP. "The combination of HP ProLiant G6 server technology and Six-Core AMD Opteron HE processors provide customers with powerful and energy-efficient technology for a superior return on their server investment."

"IBM is all about innovation; and since 2003, we have worked closely with AMD to innovate with AMD Opteron processors in our System x and BladeCenter offerings," said Alex Yost, vice president, IBM Systems & Technology Group. "IBM has collaborated with AMD to offer the LS42, the only scalable blade server in the industry that can grow from 2 sockets to 4 sockets, protecting client investment. We will also introduce the new Six-Core AMD Opteron HE processor in our System x3755 server, including our innovative 3-socket implementation that helps clients to save cost and get competitive performance compared to 4-socket servers."Source: AMD
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60 Comments on AMD Adds New Six-Core AMD Opteron HE Processors

#1
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Meecrob said:
i7 is fast/powerfull/hot but its also expencive to build a decent i7 system, where as you can build a damn nice phenom2 system for a good price be it with ddr2 or ddr3 now, the money you save going amd on board+cpu can go to getting a better videocard, or a couple nice cards for crossfire :)
Not so true anymore. They are about neck and neck now.

Meecrob said:
i7 still isnt worth the green it costs IMHO, and the fact that you will soon have i7's in 2 diffrent sockets......just makes things that much more confusing for the consumer......
Then AMDs current offerings are crap if you think that of the i7. Again the prices are far closer than they used to be.

Meecrob said:
blah, I know im going phenomII not i7 or i5 or i3, even if i cant get an "fx" chip, I would be happy with a chip i can clock nicely that will let me do what I do at a reasonable speed(gaming, encoding, movies)
My stocks will thank you. :toast:
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#2
Meecrob
a truely "decent" i7 rig will cost you more then grabbing a phenom2 rig, I could add it up but, meh no real need.

I am still happy with my current cpu, but am looking at upgrading my system fairly soon because i have a chance to do it very cheap :)
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#3
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Meecrob said:
a truely "decent" i7 rig will cost you more then grabbing a phenom2 rig, I could add it up but, meh no real need.

I am still happy with my current cpu, but am looking at upgrading my system fairly soon because i have a chance to do it very cheap :)
<< See specs. Ill make ya a deal ;)
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#4
erocker
Senior Moderator
TheMailMan78 said:
<< See specs. Ill make ya a deal ;)
Wait for i5. :cool:
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#5
a_ump
there's a been a few threads about i7 vs PhII price difference, if you pick the one of the best boards on newegg for the Phenom II build and 4gb ddr3 1600 ram; for i7 920/MSI x58/6gb DDR3 1600, the prices are only $50 dollar difference not much for a high end budget/build. However the cheapest and good quality phenom II build is definitely cheaper than the cheapest good quality i7 build. no point to argue, this has been proven many times over
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#6
mdm-adph
a_ump said:
there's a been a few threads about i7 vs PhII price difference, if you pick the one of the best boards on newegg for the Phenom II build and 4gb ddr3 1600 ram; for i7 920/MSI x58/6gb DDR3 1600, the prices are only $50 dollar difference not much for a high end budget/build. However the cheapest and good quality phenom II build is definitely cheaper than the cheapest good quality i7 build. no point to argue, this has been proven many times over
Aye, and with that extra money you save, you spend it on a better video card. :D
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#7
Meecrob
im looking at
gigabyte 790x am3 board
8gb of ddr3(kickass overclockers stuff)
gtx260 or 4870 1gb(probbly the gtx260 now that i have badaboom and its so fast and encoding with cuda)

I could keep my 8800gts 512 and use it purly for cuda if i wanted.

I dont do MSI boards, nor asus boards for amd, the gigabyte board offers all the features i need/want(more really) and can unlock cores if you get a chip thats unlockable like the phenomII x2.

also looking at getting a 23-24.6" monitor as well :)

depends on how things work out, whatever way i go im sure i will have fun clocking it and playing with the new tech :D
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#8
Jizzler
Here we go, the Sempron FX!

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#10
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Jizzler said:
Here we go, the Sempron FX!

http://www.theburnerishot.com/photo/SempronFX.jpg
It will slaughter an i7! 1 2 3 4 5







1. i7 has one core enabled.
2. i7 has turbo disabled.
3. i7 has hyperthreading disabled.
4. i7 is clocked at no greater than 1 GHz.
5. The previous statements are untested.
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