AMD unveils 12-core Opteron 6000 Series server chips

Summary:The updated processors, which come after Intel's recent chip launch, will be supported by HP, Dell and Acer

AMD on Monday unveiled its updated server processor line, including 8- and 12-core x86 chips for the high-volume markets.

The platform, dubbed the Opteron 6000 Series, comes a week after Intel launched its latest server chips. Meanwhile, Intel on Tuesday will hold a server press conference that will unveil more on the server front.

AMD's servers will get support from HP, Dell, Acer, Cray and SGI. Those partners will all announce new systems around the AMD platform. Acer plans to launch servers in Asia and then bring them to the US later this year.

For more on this story, see AMD delivers its 8- and 12-core server lineup; Preaches value on

Topics: Servers


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