AMD launches latest x86 Opteron processor range

AMD launches latest x86 Opteron processor range

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has launched their latest updates to the AMD-8000 series x86 Opteron Processors. Their latest range is AMD-8132 HyperTransport PCI-X 2.0 tunnel, which brings high-performance PCI-X 2.0 connectivity to Opteron processor-based systems. The processors now also come with increased throughput and enhanced HyperTransport technology.

These new processors from AMD can also be scaled up to eight-way servers and workstations. The 852 and 252 chips also come with support for SSE3 software instructions and better HyperTransport performance through an increase in bus frequency to 1 GHz. The company also announced plans to start supporting PowerNow technology, which optimizes power management of these processors in the coming days.

In other news, tech giant Hewlett-Packard has announced the new HP BladeSystem server blades. This new workstation supports new dual-PCI Express graphics solutions, and HP ProLiant server, all based on the latest AMD Opteron processors. It comes powered with one or two Opteron 2.6-gigahertz processors and with an increased memory footprint.

Senior vice president and general manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP Brad Anderson told the media: “Customers want products that improve productivity, help make decisions faster, reduce time-to-market delivery schedules, and are designed to support virtual machine environments.”

Looks like the competition is heating up yet again in the processors market. With the new technology offering called CELL coming from the development centers of IBM, Toshiba and Sony, Intel and AMD would have to continue evolving new ways to keep the interest of the end consumer in their products.

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