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The little Opteron is all grown up now

We just caught a glimpse at the newest AMD roadmap -- which was disappointedly void of K8L information other than some odd indicators that we will see technology demonstrations this year. 

On the other hand, the roadmap does show off AMD's newest 3.0GHz Opteron 256 and 3.0GHz Opteron 856.  Both new processors are Troy based CPUs with 1MB L2 cache and carrying the A5BL Revision E OPN. 

AMD also added plans for two dual core 2.8GHz Opterons on the roadmap. The Opteron 290 and 890 will be the newest and perhaps last additions to the Socket 940 Opteron lineup.  Both chips are based on the A6CD Socket E revisions. 

Interestingly enough, AMD also just recently changed its internal packaging, which will show up on these new chips as well.  Do not expect these Opterons to support DDR2; only the upcoming LGA Socket F Opterons from AMD will do that for multiprocessor servers. 


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RE: Good to see Mhz is now a good thing.
By covertbit on 3/30/2006 5:56:22 PM , Rating: 2
I dont see where you can say that these processors will run hot. As far as I knew the higher end opteron's always ran on the cooler side, especially against comprable Intel chipsets.


RE: Good to see Mhz is now a good thing.
By Fnoob on 3/30/2006 9:19:33 PM , Rating: 2
You're historically right, but that seems to be changing. Look at the new spec sheets- the thermal numbers are getting nutty. Intels are coming down as AMD's are climbing.


RE: Good to see Mhz is now a good thing.
By Viditor on 3/30/2006 9:34:01 PM , Rating: 2
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Intels are coming down as AMD's are climbing

Because Intel has already gone to 65nm, and AMD doesn't start volume production of 65nm till Q3 this year.
Even so, the highest end Opteron will run cooler than the lowest end Netburst part...


RE: Good to see Mhz is now a good thing.
By Samus on 3/31/2006 4:33:40 AM , Rating: 2
That'd be great if netburst parts still existed. I'm pretty sure Intel is done with the P4.

I doubt they'll even be produced by the end of the year.


By Darth Farter on 3/31/2006 10:06:00 AM , Rating: 2
pentium 9xx series is still netburst. and btw opteron is positioned against intel's server class processors... so think Xeon etc wich are of course also netburst until woodcrest in Q4 if I'm not mistaken.


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