It's Opteron's day!

By Julio Franco
Apr 22, 2003
  1. AMD's most important product launch since the original Athlon will take place today. For the first time AMD will take its chances and go against Intel plans with its 32- and 64-bit capable Opteron processor.
    The Opteron, which is based on the code-named 'Hammer' architecture, will be targeted at the Server & Workstation crowd offering native 32/64bit application support, an integrated memory controller, HyperTransport technology, 1-way to 8-way scalability, among other things.

    The whole bunch of reviews are still a couple of hours away, though TomHW's article has gone up a bit earlier offering detailed impressions on features and performance of the Opteron. AMD itself has also posted extended information on the processor's server performance here.

    Update: New reviews at Ace's Hardware, Linux Magazine & AMDZone. Also guys at Firingsquad have posted an interview with Tim Sweeney regarding Epic’s 64-bit plans and their thoughts on AMD’s 64-bit approach.
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    The url to FiringSquad doesn't work..
    Correct one here...


    Quite an interesting read, both the reviews and the interview... Read it all if you have the time...

  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,677   +992

    Thanks for the tip MrG.
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