AMD launches new 12-core and 16-core server processors

AMD launches new 12-core and 16-core server processorsAdvanced Micro Devices (AMD) has recently expanded its Opteron 6300 Series of server chips with the addition of new 12-core and 16-core processors --- the Opteron 6338P and the Opteron 6370P respectively.

Formerly codenamed Warsaw, the two new additions to AMD's Opteron 6300 Series of server processors have chiefly been designed for corporate use; and offer optimised performance for the AMD Open 3.0 Open Compute Platform.

Both Opteron 6338P and Opteron 6370P server processors employ AMD's `Piledriver' core, which is the company's latest enterprise-class, x86-based central processor core.  Unfolding the advantages of improved power efficiency and better cost effectiveness, both the new server processors feature full compatibility with the currently-available Opteron 6300 Series processors.

The new Opteron 6338P 12-core model is capable of between 2.3 GHz and 2.8 GHz speeds; whereas the Opteron 6370P 16-core model is capable of between 2.0 GHz and 2.5 GHz speeds.  Both the models have a TDP of 99W and quad channel U/RDDR3, ULV and LRDIMM memory support.

About the new Opteron 6338P and 6370P processors, Suresh Gopalakrishnan - corporate VP and GM of AMD's Server Business Unit - said that both the server CPUs have been "optimized to deliver improved performance per-watt for virtualized private cloud deployments with less power and at lower cost points."