Troubled processor manufacturer AMD released today the long delayed Opteron 6200 and 4200 Bulldozer based chip lines, formerly codenamed Interlagos and Valencia.
“Our industry is at a new juncture; virtualization has provided a new level of reliable consolidation and businesses are now looking to the cloud for even more agility and efficiency,” said Paul Struhsaker, AMD corporate vice president and general manager, Commercial Business, in a statement. “The wait for the most anticipated new product and architecture for servers is over.”
AMD says that their 16-core Opterons are 25 to 30 percent faster than their 12-core predecessors, and use roughly half the power.
AMD began shipping the new line of chips in September, primarily to supercomputer manufacturer Cray for use in its new XK6 system architecture. HP and Dell have both announced that they intend to offer servers stocked with the new Opteron line in the coming weeks.
The 6200 line of chips — 6262 HE, 6272, 6274, 6276 and 6282 SE – are clocked between 1.6GHz and 2.6GHz, have a TDP between 85 to 140 watts, and range in price from $523 to $1,019.