AMD refreshes Opteron 4200 and 6200 lineups
AMD today introduced new server microprocessors from Opteron 4200 and 6200 series. The processors feature slightly improved performance over existing Opteron 4200 and 6200 products, while keeping maximum power dissipation on the same level with older chips. Overall, there are 5 new models: 6278 and 6284 SE from 6200 series, along with 4230 HE, 4240 and 4276 HE from 4200 series. The CPUs are priced from $316 to $1265, and they will be available in two newly released HP ProLiant Gen8 servers: DL385p 2U rack server and BL465c server blade. Additionally, the processors will be shipped in Hewlett Packard G7 and Dell servers later this year.
Opteron 4200 processors integrate up to 8 cores, coupled with 8 MB of L3 cache. Six-core 4240 and 4230 HE microprocessors cost $316 and $377 in 1K quantities. Eight-core 4276 HE is priced at $455. Higher price of "HE" chips can be explained by their lower power consumption, which is only 65 Watt. The 4240 has 95 Watt TDP.
Opteron 6200 CPUs double the maximum number of cores and the size of L3 cache, compared to 4200 series. Due to this, they are much more expensive than their 4200 series siblings. Both new 6200 processors have the maximum number of cores, 16. AMD 6278 is a 2.4 GHz chip with 115 Watt and $989 official price. Opteron 6284 SE is 300 MHz faster, which is reflected in its higher $1265 official price:
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May 01, 2012: New Opteron 4200 and 6200 CPUs added to AMD pricelist
Apr 12, 2012: Unreleased AMD Opteron CPUs are available for pre-order
Apr 04, 2012: AMD Opteron 4240 and 4276 HE CPUs are in the works