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AMD Introduces Next Generation Opterons Based on Socket F and AM2 Sockets

by Shivaranjan on August 15, 2006


AMD introduced its next generation Opterons based on Socket F and AM2 sockets to counter Intel Xeon (code name woodcrest) based on Core Microarchitecture. The new Opterons are lined up in 3 product groups and they are:
Up to 1P = 12xx. Socket AM2
Up to 2P = 22xx. Socket F (1207)
Up to 8P = 82xx. Socket F (1207)

Features sported by the New Socket F and AM2 based Opterons:

  • DDR2 667 Mhz suppor for Socket F and DDR2 800 Mhz support for AM2.
  • Quad-Core Upgradeability: Designed to enable an easy platform transition from DDR2 compatible Dual-Core to Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors in 2007, for improved application performance without infrastructure related power or cooling changes.
  • Enhanced Performance-Per-Watt: AMD PowerNow! technology combined with and energy-efficient DDR2 memory sets a new standard in performance-per-watt computing. Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors (planned availability in 2007) will integrate into the same DDR2-based platforms at the same power efficiency with increased performance-per-watt capabilities.
  • AMD Virtualization (AMD-V): Hardware-assisted technology helps enable higher levels of efficiency and utilization by allowing the division of one computer into several virtual machines.
  • 1MB L2 cache per Core.

Overview of Socket F and AM2 Opteron processors:

Via Tg Daily

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