Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) can check one box on its 2010 'To Do' list as, just as planned, it has begun delivering OEMs the new Opteron 6100 series processors (codename Magny-Cours).
"Production [of Magny-Cours chips] began last month and our OEM partners have been receiving production parts this month," said John Fruehe is the Director of Product Marketing for Server/Workstation products at AMD.
Manufactured on 45nm technology, the 8-core and 12-core server CPUs make use of the new G34 socket (1974 pins), feature four HyperTransport (3.0) links, a 4 channel integrated DDR3 memory controller, and up to 12MB of L3 cache.
AMD has yet to officially reveal the Opteron 6100 pricing scheme but six processors are already listed and look something like this:
- Opteron 6128 (8 cores) | 1.5 GHz | 12MB L3 cache | 115W TDP - 253.49 Euro
- Opteron 6134 (8 cores) | 1.7 GHz | 12MB L3 cache | 115W TDP - 489 Euro
- Opteron 6136 (8 cores) | 2.4 GHz | 12MB L3 cache | 115W TDP - 692 Euro
- Opteron 6168 (12 cores) | 1.9 GHz | 12MB L3 cache | 115W TDP - 692 Euro
- Opteron 6172 (12 cores) | 2.1 GHz | 12MB L3 cache | 115W TDP - 917 Euro
- Opteron 6174 (12 cores) | 2.2 GHz | 12MB L3 cache | 115W TDP - 1,078 Euro