AMD launches more energy efficient server chips

AMD launches more energy efficient server chips

Summary: AMD on Monday delivered latest installment of its 45 nanometer quad-core Opteron line--a high efficiency extension of its flagship server chips.The company said that five Opteron HE processors are available in servers from HP and Rackable with Dell, Sun and others due later in the first quarter (statement, Techmeme).

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AMD on Monday delivered latest installment of its 45 nanometer quad-core Opteron line--a high efficiency extension of its flagship server chips.

The company said that five Opteron HE processors are available in servers from HP and Rackable with Dell, Sun and others due later in the first quarter (statement, Techmeme). AMD outlined its plans for high efficiency Opterons when it launched its revamped server chip lineup last year.

AMD said its family of chips run at 55-watts with speeds between 2.1 GHz and 2.3 GHz. AMD reckons that the Opteron HE lineup can offer 20 percent lower idle power consumption.

The chipmaker also said that it has launched two quad-core Opteron SE processors that run at 2.8 GHz for high-performance data centers.

Like Intel, AMD has been struggling amid weak demand and paring costs. AMD reported a hefty fourth quarter loss, announced layoffs, sold non-core assets and has been cutting perks to save money. Its planned spin-off of its manufacturing unit will help AMD's balance sheet, but the company's resources can't compare with Intel's.

Topics: Hardware, Processors, Servers

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  • More Shanghai HE Info

    Check out this post (http://budurl.com/AMDpost) and video (http://budurl.com/HEvideo) for additional Shanghai HE information.
    Jake_AMD
  • 55 watts seems reasonable for a home server.

    What'd be nice is to have a TDP of 45 watts or less. :)

    Energy effeciency is my high priority for me. :)
    Grayson Peddie