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AMD has introduced its first quad-core processors aimed at single-socket servers and workstations. The chips deliver power-efficient performance for workstations, while also providing a cost-effective platform for departmental servers in environments such as remote branch offices.
Shipping now, with clock speeds up to 2.3GHz, the Opteron 1300 series is based on the Barcelona quad-core design but is AMD's first server chip to feature Hypertransport 3.0 – a faster version of the interconnect technology used in other Opterons. The new chip was previously codenamed Budapest.
John Fruehe, AMD's market development manager for server and workstation products, said the new platform is more cost-effective than twin-socket designs in applications that do not require such a large memory space. The Opteron 1300 supports up to 8GB of unbuffered Dimms, while other Opteron server chips support up to 32GB.
"You will see this a lot in web services, in workstations, or for database development servers," said Fruehe. "You need a real server for application development work, but budgets are often tight. This platform delivers the performance but is more cost-effective," he added.
HP has announced a new ProLiant ML115 G5 server and xw4550 workstation based on the Opteron 1300 series, while supercomputer vendor Cray is using the chips in its XT4 systems.
AMD said its Opteron chips for two-socket and eight-socket systems will get Hypertransport 3.0 support with the introduction of the Shanghai core later this year.
http://www.vnunet.com/itweek/news/22...re-entry-level
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I have read some good reviews on AMD ProLiant servers.
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Admin should get AMD servers again, just to prove a point.
    
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Hi there! Do any of you know if the ML115 G1(the one with nForce 570 SLI MCP55S Pro) would be compatible with a quad core opteron?, like the 1354. I know that an Asus motherboard with the same chipset(but bigger) is already compatible.
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Hi there! Do any of you know if the ML115 G1(the one with nForce 570 SLI MCP55S Pro) would be compatible with a quad core opteron?, like the 1354. I know that an Asus motherboard with the same chipset(but bigger) is already compatible.
570 based boards should be capable. You lose some of the benefits of the Agena architecture.
    
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570 based boards should be capable. You lose some of the benefits of the Agena architecture.
like what benefits I lost? which chipset would be the best for the new opteron AM2+?
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Admin should get AMD servers again, just to prove a point.
please dont say that
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Admin should get AMD servers again, just to prove a point.
I thought the servers were AMD Opteron. If not, why is there a Powered by AMD Opteron logo on the front page
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Admin should get AMD servers again, just to prove a point.
Next time it is server buying season you make sure to tell him that.
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Its about time they rolled out the quad-core opterons... i'd say we've been waiting long enough.

Still no MP chips though? They're shooting themselves in the foot for the mid & enterprise server markets as well as turning off the workstation people... Hopefully ATI can pull in some cash for some decent R&D
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