AMD's 2012 rampage continues. Having outed a overall stack of Radeon HD 7000-series graphics cards on the consumer side of things, it's now alert release the next in its line of Opteron undertaking server chips. Like the 4200 and 6200 series before it, the Opteron 3200 is based on the Bulldozer architecture. It comes in four or eight-core configurations, with 45W to 65W power consumption, plus a 2.7GHz base frequency that gets a 1GHz adrenalin kick in Turbo Core mode (which ...
Posted on March 20, 2012 | Tags: AM3+
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AMD has faced some hard tactical decisions since it sold its handheld chip division to Qualcomm in 2008 and effectively stepped out of the smartphone business. Whistling that "No Regrets" tune, it has burrowed ever deeper into ever bigger devices, from laptops to desktops and massively multi-core servers and supercomputers. Today's purchase of Silicon Valley startup SeaMicro is an exponential jump in the same direction, because SeaMicro specializes in edifice low-power server hardware for entire datacenters. One of its key innovations ...
Posted on March 01, 2012 | Tags: acquisition
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