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AMD Announces Next Generation Native Quad-Core Opterons

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AMD today introduced its Next-Generation AMD Opteron processor family, featuring industry-leading performance-per-watt and outstanding virtualization capabilities. As the only x86 server processor with planned upgradeability to native quad-core within the same thermal design power envelope, Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors are designed to enable customers to increase computing capacity without altering datacenter infrastructure. Improving upon what already is recognized as a standard-bearer for energy-conscious microprocessor architecture design, new platforms based on Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors will be offered in record numbers from global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).


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WOW. Expensive though...

This is great news, but a little bit expensive. though I suppose, if you were to buy two Opteron Dual Cores or Two Athlon FX 64s for quad core, it would be a little more expensive. This is pretty cool though...cant wait to see what else happens
 
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If the Opty 12xx series are nearly as nice as the old/current 1xx I'll defiantly buy one. :rockout:
 
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When it says industry leading price to performance i have to wonder, does that mean its more efficent then woodcrest?
 

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Sounds expensive, and I wouldn't take the plunge on quad until I have a comparison with Intel too :)
 
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With any luck AMD's K8L has been retooled with more than just 2 extra cores at 65nm. Plus with as much speculation about this as there is, I'll be very interested in seeing the benchmarks.

Also, does anyone know if the Opty 12xx will work with 4x4?
 
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Would be nice (though very expensive) if it did. Has amd leaked anything at all about the K8L? Because they definately have to do more then a die shrink to beat the conroes. Hopefully they come out with something innovative.
 

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I just want to see the K8L smoking off the Intel conroe :D
 
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