Today AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) has launched its latest counter attack against Intel with the launch of its Opteron 6000 8 & 12 core chips. Just a day before Intel unveil its 8 core Nehalem EX Xeon processors designed for four-socket servers.
Acer, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Cray, SGI and Appro are just a few of the computer manufactures that are aready unveiling new or upgraded systems using AMD’s new Opteron 6000 8 & 12 core chips.
The Opteron 6000 processor series perform at up to two times the level of AMD’s previous generation of 6 core processors, gaining an 88% increase in integer performance and a 119% increase in floating point performance AMD claims.
AMD also have enhanced integrated memory controllers supporting four channels of DDR3 memory improving memory bandwidth by 2.5 times.
If you looking to go for fastest 12 core CPU it will set you back approximately $1,386, more information can be found at the AMD website
Via Channel Web