AMD to refresh Opteron 6200 series CPUs
AMD "Maranello" platform, and the first Opteron 6200-series "Interlagos" processors were introduced about three months ago. At the launch, AMD released a mix of standard-power 4-, 8-, 12- and 16-core models with 115W TDP. Additionally, the company introduced mid-power and high-power 16-core Opterons. Sometime this year, 6200-series lineup will be refreshed with 6 new SKUs, one for each aforementioned power/the number of cores combination. The new models will feature 200 MHz higher clock and Turbo Core frequencies at the same power level as currently manufactured Opteron 6200s.
Entry-level Opteron 6208 is going to be the second model from 6200 series without Turbo Core support. The processor has 3.5 GHz core frequency, and it fits into 115 Watt power envelope.
Three other chips with 115W TDP will be 8-core 6224, 12-core 6242 and 16-core 6280. Opteron 6224 is clocked at 3.2 GHz, and up to 3.8 GHz when Turbo Core technology is activated. Opteron 6242 runs at 2.8 GHz, and 6280 operates at 2.5 GHz. Both 12- and 16-core CPUs have 3.4 GHz maximum Turbo Core frequency.
AMD 6286 SE sports increased performance at the expense of higher 140W power consumption. The processor has 2.8 GHz base and 3.5 GHz Turbo core frequencies. Like the 6280, the SE processor has 16 CPU cores.
The last upcoming 16-core model is 6266 HE. This mid-power microprocessor has significantly lower 1.8 GHz clock speed than any of above-mentioned chips. It also has lower TDP, only 85 Watt.
All existing and upcoming Opterons incorporate 16 MB L3 cache, and fit into socket G34 motherboards. Launch date of new microprocessors is not known. We suspect that processors may be released at about the same time as Intel Xeon E5 server products.
Details of new parts are provided in the table below:
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