AMD introduces Opteron 4100-series microprocessors
Today AMD introduced Opteron 4000-series platform, codenamed "San Marino". As part of this platform, AMD launched 9 new standard-, mid- and low-power Opteron 4100 CPUs.
Standard-power Opterons are offered with 4 or 6 cores with frequencies in the range from 2.2 GHz to 2.8 GHz. Quad-core Opterons are, perhaps, the first two-way budget AMD Opteron processors - models 4122 @ 2.2 GHz and 4130 @ 2.6 GHz are priced at $99 and $125. Six-core Opterons are not very expensive either, considering that the price of the fastest Opteron 4184 at 2.8 GHz is only $316.
All mid-power Opteron processors have six cores, and feature about 33% lower average power consumption than the standard power Opteron 4100 CPUs. Three mid-power models were announced today - 4170 HE, 4174 HE and 4176 HE, operating at 2.1 GHz, 2.3 GHz, and 2.4 GHz respectively. These processors cost a bit higher than standard-power CPUs, with the price of the top mid-power model, 4176 HE, set to $377.
Lastly, AMD introduced two low-power six-core microprocessors, 4162 EE and 4164 EE. While these CPUs have up to 35% lower frequency than mid- and standard-power models, they offer the best power-savings in the 4100 family - just 32 Watt ACP, or less than half of ACP of standard-power 4100 CPUs. 32W ACP should be equivalent to approximately 50 Watt Thermal Design Power. The fastest low-power model 4164 EE at $698 is the most expensive from introduced microprocessors.
Common features for all quad- and six-core Opteron 4100 models are 6 MB L3 cache, Virtualization, support for DDR3 standard- and low-voltage memory, and 2 HyperTransport links clocked at 3.2 GHz each. All Opteron 4100s utilize socket C32.
Systems based on Opteron 4100 microprocessors will be available in the following servers:
Correction (June 29): According to recently published "Power and Thermal Data Sheet" for Opteron processors the Energy Efficient Opteron 4100 EE CPUs have 35 Watt TDP.