Last October SeaMicro announced SM15000 micro server, along with new compute cards with AMD and Intel microprocessors. At the launch, the server was available with Intel Xeon E3-1260L low-power CPU. SeaMicro planned to add two processor options in November 2012, one with "Ivy Bridge"-based Xeon E3-1265L v2, and another with unnamed "Piledriver" Opteron. The original announcement disclosed some information on the Opteron part, such as 2 GHz base and maximum 2.8 GHz maximum Turbo Core frequencies, and the fact that it has 8 cores. More details on this CPU surfaced on AMD website this week. AMD lists it as Opteron 4365, however, considering that it has very low TDP, it would be more appropriate to call it Opteron 4365 EE.
In accordance with the announcement, the Opteron 4365EE comes with 8 "Piledriver" cores, clocked at 2 GHz. The CPU supports Turbo Core technology, that can boost operating frequency up to 2.3 GHz for all cores, or up to 2.8 GHz for 4 or fewer cores. The 4365 EE has 8MB L2 cache and 8MB L3 caches. The microprocessor has AMD-V virtualization enabled. We presume, the Opteron supports all of the Piledriver instruction extensions, such as SSE4, AES, AVX and FMA. The CPU has 40 Watt TDP, which is about 10% more power efficient than Intel Xeon E3-1260L and E3-1265L v2 microprocessors. The 4365 EE fits into socket C32.