AMD has rounded out its Opteron family of processors, offering a compliment to its high-end Magny-Cours line with the new 4100 unit, developed under the codename “Lisbon.”
With Lisbon, AMD is taking aim at the middle market, offering a series of processors with an entry-level price of $99 that boasts advantages in power efficiency and performance per watt. Server Watch has the details.
Advanced Micro Devices today announced its latest Opteron processor, the 4100 family, aimed at the mid-market concerned with power efficiency and performance per watt. It fills out the Opteron server line just below the eight- and 16-core “Magny-Cours” line for high-end users.
Developed under the codename “Lisbon,” the Opteron 4100 line is the definition of an entry level part, as the cheapest model will sell for just $99 for quantities of a thousand or more. Lisbon is a four- or six-core processor with clock speeds ranging from 1.7GHz to 2.8GHz, and power envelops as low as 32 watts and as high as 75 watts. Wattage and clock speed are, not surprisingly, tied together — the faster the clock, the higher the power.