AMD's official pricing on the 24 new processors
AMD launches revision F Opterons for real

AMD has officially announced its revision F Opteron 8000, 2000 and 1000 series of server and workstation class processors to take on Intel’s previously released Xeon Woodcrest processors. AMD Opteron revision F processors are architecturally similar to AMD’s socket AM2 consumer processor architecture. Revision F processors introduce DDR2 to AMD’s Opteron—a feature Intel introduced a few years back to its Xeon lineup. Opteron revision F processors also have a new socket too; this time around AMD has abandoned the traditional pin-grid array layout for a land-grid array layout originally used by Intel with its LGA775 socket. AMD’s land-grid array socket has 1,207 pins.

The new AMD Opteron lineup includes six speed grades including x210, x212, x214, x216, x218 and x220 which are 1.8, 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6 and 2.8 GHz respectively.  All models are dual-core only. Three different models are available too, including regular, HE and SE variants. AMD Opteron HE variants are low powered models that consume 55 watts of power. Opteron SE models are the flagship and have a 125 watt TDP. All new AMD Opteron processors have 1MB L2 cache per core.

Distributor pricing for the new AMD Opteron 2200 series starts at $252 for the Opteron 2210 and tops out at $1153 for the Opteron 2220 SE. AMD MSRPs are slightly higher, although vendors are able to sell under the MSRP so long as they do not undercut the distributor price.  Opteron 8200 series start out at $864 for the Opteron 8212 and tops out at $2621 for the Opteron 8220 SE. Pricing for the Opteron 1200 series have not yet been revealed. Availability is expected immediately as distributors have had revision F processors for weeks.

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