Dell announces first-ever Opteron servers

By Justin Mann on
After several weeks of prep and years of relenting, Dell announced today that for the first time ever they will be selling fully equipped Opteron-based servers. Starting with the PowerEdge 6950 and PowerEdge SC1435, they don't have anywhere near the same flavor in AMD CPUs as they do for Intel, but it's a landmark in terms of vendor support for AMD. The SC1435 is fairly low priced considering it is a rackmount at $1299, but the four-socket 6950 weighs in at a mighty $6,499.

Will Dell's customers respond well to having the new choices? Considering the quick adoption of the Opteron, they probably will, and likely a year from now Dell will have much greater variety.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.