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The two new AMD Opteron HE processors meet market demand for highly scalable, power-efficient systems that are especially well suited for Web serving, virtualization and cloud computing workloads.
The new AMD Opteron SE processor enables increased performance in key environments such as HPC, financial services, database and newly virtualized datacenters.
These processors are socket-compatible with the AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform, as will be AMD’s upcoming 16-core “Bulldozer”-based Opteron processors.
AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform-based systems powered by the new AMD Opteron processors are available now from OEMs and system builders, including Acer, Appro, Cray Inc., Colfax, Dawning, Dell, HP, Microway, NCS Technologies, Inc., Nor-Tech, Penguin, SGI, Silicon Mechanics and ZT Systems.
Servers using the AMD Opteron 6000 Series platforms are delivering excellent performance, value, and energy efficiency, outperforming Intel Xeon processor-based servers on numerous key server benchmarks, including SPECint_rate2006, SPECfp_rate2006, and TPC-C Value (Price/tpmC). Learn more about server benchmarks here.
o Two-processor servers using these latest AMD Opteron processors outperform Intel Xeon 5680 (“Westmere”) processor-based servers on eight key server benchmarks.
o SPECint_rate2006
o SPECint_rate_base2006
o SPECfp_rate2006
o SPECfp_rate_base20061
o SPECjbb 2005
o TPC-C Value (Price/TpmC)
o TPC-H Value (Price/QphH)
o SPECpower_ssj2008 power consumption
The AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform’s core scalability and efficient architecture helped enable the new Dell PowerEdge C6145 server to set a new performance record for 2U servers. The Dell PowerEdge C6145 has more than doubled the previous record for SPECfp_rate2006 performance in a 2U server.
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post #2 of 49
I think AMD is trying to fight Intel on Multiple fronts.
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I'm moving on to Intel, I'm sick of hanging on and waiting for AMD to get their $&*# together. My head is spinning from all the AMD confusion.
Edited by Stalker - 2/14/11 at 7:34am
    
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I'm moving on to Intel, I'm sick of hanging on and waiting for AMD to get their $&*# together. My head is spinning from all the AMD confusion.
Bulldozer - Release quarter 2 of 2011. What's confusing about that?
    
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post #5 of 49
Wait..... how exactly does this outperform the competition again?

EDIT: Nevermind, I missed it the first time I read through.
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Wait..... how exactly does this outperform the competition again?

EDIT: Nevermind, I missed it the first time I read through.
Read below, taken from the article in question.

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The AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor family that specifically address rising demand for low-power, balanced systems for SMBs and increased performance-per-dollar-per-watt for enterprise and public sector environments.
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post #7 of 49
65W TDP 12 cores.
Yes, that is very impressive to me
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This looks like a well performing server product, especially the 65W 12 core.

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I'm moving on to Intel, I'm sick of hanging on and waiting for AMD to get their $&*# together. My head is spinning from all the AMD confusion.
Ok, except they aren't confused at all, and their estimates of the Bulldozer release have been unchanged for months now. They have their act together.
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Dang. Considering all the current 6000-series Opterons are 115W-that is some nice work.
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Read below, taken from the article in question.
Indeed. E-peen geeks are too often tunnel-visioned into thinking single chip performance outright, darn any other parameters, is the end-all criteria to judge whether AMD or Intel "outperforms" the other. For small-time personal systems and puny benchmark setups like the SR-2, Intel seems to have the upper-hand for us gamers and amateur-type power users. But when it comes to large scale computing out in the field where it's not just about pure single-chip performance, scalability, efficiency, and practicality seems to be more friendly to AMD.
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