AMD announces Quad-Core Opteron CPU

Friday, November 14, 2008 Leave a Comment

AMD this week has anncounced a new line of processors codenamed "Shanghai". The AMD Opteron are Quad-core processors which according to AMD delivers up to 35 percent more performance with up to a 35 percent decrease in power consumption at idle.

The Shanghai core are based on 45 nanometer fabrication technology and is referred to as K10.5 generation of AMD micro-processors. 25 systems have been planned to be launched before the end of this year. This enhanced AMD Opteron processor represents the most dramatic performance and performance-per-watt increases for AMD products since the introduction of the world’s first x86 dual-core processors by AMD nearly four years ago.

The latest processors are rated at 75 watt ranging from 2.3 to 2.7 GHz which will be available from now while enhanced versions rated at 55 watt and 105 watt will be available early next year.

AMD also plans to release high performance processors for the desktop platform next year which will be codenamed "Dragon".

Source: AMD