AMD Launches Next-Generation Opteron Processors

14 Aug, 2006 By: Sara Ferris

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AMD this morning launched its Next-Generation AMD Opteron processor family, which it describes as the only x86 server processor to offer planned upgradeability to native quad-core within the same thermal design power envelope. Customers can increase computing capacity without altering data-center infrastructure.p>

AMD has been gaining market share from Intel in the past few years, according to market research firm In-Stat, which finds that "AMD's PC and server market shares have been rising steadily since the first quarter of 2004. The company has captured more than 22% share in both the PC and server markets on the advantages of the AMD64 architecture."

Intel's recently released Core 2 Duo appears to have regained the performance crown from AMD's previous Opteron chips, but this new AMD processor appears to close that gap, according to Brian Huynh, Sun senior product manager.  Read more >>


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