AMD launches 16-core Opteron 6200 server processors

By Jos · 4 replies
Nov 14, 2011
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  1. AMD has announced the availability of its first sixteen-core server chips, the new Opteron 6200 (codenamed "Interlagos"), as well as a new six and eight-core parts launching under the Opteron…

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  2. chaboi390

    chaboi390 TS Rookie Posts: 83

    sorry, but when it said x86 architecture, does that mean it can only run 32bit Operating systems? or is there a difference between server chips and regular chips?
  3. It runs 64bit native. It just means its not the ARC or PowerPC architecture.x86 is much more compatible with software and is based on the tried and true IBM architecture. .

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Posts: 152   +10

    Well im being abit biasd here,but. If these are based on Bull-dozer arch, these probebly couldnt beat the E3 xeon series let alone the E5's.
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    They are. Each Opteron 62xx series CPU is two Zambesi (Bulldozer) CPU's glued to the same piece of silicon - same methodology as Core 2 Quad or Magny, 2 x 315mm² per Opteron part....AMD are continuing to sacrifice profit margin in an attempt to claw back marketshare.
    They should be fine for some workloads, and anyway, outright performance isn't where Opteron is at - the buzz phrase is "performance per watt" according to Comical John (Fruehe) - AMD's Server Propaganda Minister.

    The metrics for judging server platform performance usually aren't as straightforward as desktop. A lot of software licences are paid for on a "per core" basis (which works against AMD), so that needs to be factored in as well as overall platform cost, power consumption and ongoing support

    EDIT: First part of Anandtech's Opteron 6200 review >>here<<
    Another mixed bag for Bulldozer

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