New Opteron 4200 and 6200 CPUs added to AMD pricelist
We already reported about AMD's plans to refresh existing Opteron 4200 and 6200 series with several new SKUs, which will be done before transitioning to the next generation of server processors, based on Piledriver core. Last month new Opterons surfaced in a few US online stores, and today AMD added these CPUs to official pricelist. We consider this as an indication that the SKUs have been launched. The company also added prices for Opteron 3200 series chips, that were released in March.
Overall, AMD introduced 3 processors for each series. New CPUs in Opteron 4200 series are mid-power 4230HE and 4276HE, and standard power 4240. Mid-power chips have 6 and 8 cores, and they operate at 2.9 and 2.6 GHz respectively. The 4240 is a six core CPU with 3.4 GHz base clock. We don't have information on Turbo Core frequencies for these parts. Opteron 4230 HE, 4276 HE and 4240 are clocked 100 MHz faster than Opteron 4228 HE, 4274 HE and 4238. Newly launched processors are priced from $316 to $455, are they also more expensive than 100 MHz slower Opterons.
New Opteron 6200 models are 12-core 6230HE, and 16-core 6278 and 6284SE. These processors have frequencies in the range 2.2 GHz - 2.7 GHz. Official prices for the chips span from $639 for the 6230 HE, and up to $1265 for the 6284 SE. Again, just released CPUs have 100 MHz faster speeds than existing models (Opteron 6228 HE, 6276 and 6282 SE), and they are priced higher too.
In March AMD launched three socket AM3+ products for one-way workstations. When launched, Quad-core Opteron 3250EE and 3260EE, and 8-core 3280HE had preliminary prices of $99, $125 and $229. The latest version of the official AMD pricelist confirmed these prices.
Prices and known specifications of released Opterons are provided in the table below:
Update (May 3): Today AMD removed prices of Opteron 4230 HE, 4240, 4276 HE, 6230 HE, 6278 and 6284 SE CPUs from the pricelist. This means that it was an accidental leak, and our assumption about possible launch of these SKUs was wrong. Nevertheless, the leak confirmed forthcoming model numbers of Opteron processors from 4200 and 6200 series, and revealed their prices.
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