AMD officially launches Opteron 6200 and 4200 CPUs

AMD today announced the launch and availability of its AMD Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series processors (formerly code-named “Interlagos” and “Valencia”). The new AMD Opteron processors are designed to give enterprises better performance with upto 84 percent higher performance, increased scalability for virtualization with up to 73 percent more memory bandwidth and more efficient economics for the Cloud  with half the power per core.

Powerhouse for enterprise level customers

Powerhouse for enterprise level customers


AMD also announced the expansion of its 2012 roadmap with the addition of the new AMD Opteron 3000 Series platform. This is targeted at the ultra-dense, ultra-low power 1P Web Hosting/Web Serving and Microserver markets. The first processor will be the 4-8 core CPU code-named “Zurich”, expected to ship in the first half of 2012. Zurich is based on the “Bulldozer” architecture and leverages the new Socket AM3+. The AMD Opteron 3000 series offering is designed for hosting customers who require dedicated servers for their customers. AMD is also introducing embedded server processors designed for high-end embedded systems such as storage, telecommunications and networking infrastructure. Some key features of the new Opteron series CPUs include:

  • Better power efficiency with power envelopes that are consistent with previous generation platforms and as low as 4.375W per core
  • Up to 24 percent to 84 percent better performance on key cloud, virtualization and HPC workloads
  • Highest 2P server TPCC score
  • Lowest cost per virtual machine
  • Up to 4 memory channels with up to 1600 MHz memory
  • The only x86 processor to support ultra-low voltage 1.25v memory
  • Supports up to 12 DIMMs per CPU for up to 384GB memory per CPU
  • Up to Four x16 HyperTransport  technology (HT3) Links at up to 6.4GT/s per link             

Published Date: Nov 17, 2011 10:38 am | Updated Date: Nov 17, 2011 10:38 am