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AMD Sets the New Standard for Price, Performance, and Power for the Datacenter

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AMD announces availability of a new server platform featuring the world’s first 8- and 12-core x86 processor for the high-volume 2P and value 4P server market. The AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform addresses the unmistakable needs of server customers today - workload-specific performance, power efficiency, and overall value - while delivering more cores and more memory for less money. Leading OEMs including HP, Dell, Acer Group, Cray, and SGI are introducing new systems based on this highly scalable and reliable platform.

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Gota love AMD.
 
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Amd are certainly pumping CPUs out into the market.
 

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i want a 12 core :)
 

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i want the 6128 :) nice to see some low prices..kinda makes me feel better about the desktop prices on the new chips when they come out
 
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WTF AMD. We aren't even up to 6 with the desktops and you're already giving servers 12?
 

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WTF AMD. We aren't even up to 6 with the desktops and you're already giving servers 12?
That's the point, you aren't even up with 6-core. For servers, the more cores, the merrier. These chips are 4P capable. So you'll have 48-core 2U servers. Ready to serve that many clients at the cost of three or four servers.
 
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WTF AMD. We aren't even up to 6 with the desktops and you're already giving servers 12?
Server processors make them more business than desktop processors do, and they take better advantage of larger number of cores, so why not? How many times have you sat wondering how much faster your internet experience would be with more cores? Oh, and how many games truly take advantage of such a large number of cores anyway?
 

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Server processors make them more business than desktop processors do, and they take better advantage of larger number of cores, so why not? How many times have you sat wondering how much faster your internet experience would be with more cores? Oh, and how many games truly take advantage of such a large number of cores anyway?
Crunchers need a lot more cores than 6
 
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Crunchers need a lot more cores than 6
Fair enough, but then again, I always assumed someone wanting to set up a serious crunching/folding rig would likely make something out of a workstation, more CPUs with multiple cores, and still have space for a graphics card in there.
 
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Are these 8-12 cores models still on 45nm??
 

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And soquet..
AM3?
 

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I luv you AMD:toast:
 
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So they have the same TDP, 140W-ish for (older to be retired now) 4, 6 and 12 cores? That's kinda strange, on the same process, with pretty much the same tech, isn't it? And a pretty high 2,3 GHz speed...
 

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''/..
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I know the 12 core processor is a straight up duct tape mod of two Istanbul dies. But is the 8 core chip a duct tape mod of two Shanghai cores?

The reason I ask is because if the 8 core is native, then that leaves the option open to soon see a duct tape 16 core server processor.
 

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I know the 12 core processor is a straight up duct tape mod of two Istanbul dies. But is the 8 core chip a duct tape mod of two Shanghai cores?

The reason I ask is because if the 8 core is native, then that leaves the option open to soon see a duct tape 16 core server processor.
Yes it is, but unlike Intel's way of MCM. One die can talk to the other directly over a 16-bit HyperTransport link (to access the memory it controls, multi-threaded tasks, etc), while the two dies on say Pentium D needed to talk to each other over FSB (over the northbridge), so much higher latency.
 
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That explains why these are designed for a system with a maximum of four processors, rather than a maximum of eight, it's using up the additional links between processors that would make it capable of eight processors in a a system.
Still, shouldn't be long before someone starts packing eight cores onto a single die, and as you said Devguy, making 16 core processors soon after that.
 
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8 core for 266??? lol, i bet you will not see that from Intel
 
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i wonder if AMD plans to move over to that socket for desktops? if so...i see aftermarket cooler manufacturers having a lil more difficulty making their product intel and amd compatible. That socket is so...rectangular lol
 
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Dirk M has kicked AMD in shape. Intel is next:nutkick: