AMD adds new 12- and 16-core parts to the Opteron 6300 lineup

Summary:AMD unveil two new Opteron 6300 Series server processors specifically designed for enterprise workloads.

Today AMD has unveiled new 12- and 16-core AMD Opteron 6300 Series server processors, code named "Warsaw." This new silicon has been specifically designed for enterprise workloads, and feature the "Piledriver" core.

The new parts are the 12-core Opteron 6338P and the 16-core 6370P processors, and both have been optimized to handle the heavily virtualized workloads found in enterprise environments, including the more complex compute needs of data analysis, xSQL and traditional databases, at optimal performance per-watt, per-dollar.

The new parts have the advantage that they are fully socket and software compatible with the existing AMD Opteron 6300 Series.

AMD also points out that the power efficiency and cost effectiveness of the new products are ideal for the AMD Open 3.0 Open Compute Platform.

  • 6370P – 16-core – 2.0GHz/2.5GHz turbo – 99W TDP – $598
  • 6338P – 12-core – 2.3GHz/2.8GHz turbo – 99W TDP – $377

"With the continued move to virtualized environments for more efficient server utilization, more and more workloads are limited by memory capacity and I/O bandwidth," said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, corporate vice president and general manager, Server Business Unit, AMD.

"The Opteron 6338P and 6370P processors are server CPUs optimized to deliver improved performance per-watt for virtualized private cloud deployments with less power and at lower cost points."

These parts are available with immediate effect.

Topics: Hardware, Processors


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