AMD gooses Opteron to 3 gigahertz

Advanced Micro Devices has begun quietly selling new 3GHz versions of its dual-core Opteron server processor, the 2222 SE and 8222 SE, which feature higher performance but consume up to 120 watts compared to 95 watts for conventional 2.8GHz Opterons and 68 watts for 2.6GHz high-efficiency models. The 2222 SE, for dual-processor systems, costs $873 in quantities of 1,000, while the 8222 SE, for systems with four or eight processors, costs $2,149 for quantities of 1,000. For comparison, the 2.8GHz 2220 SE and 8220 SE cost $698 and $1,514 in that quantity. AMD spokesman Phil Hughes confirmed that the company has begun shipping the new chips but said that the company will officially launch the products Monday.

News source: News.com

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Typical Intel fanboys posting here. I'd take AMD any day over Intel, no matter what the benchmark is.

Fact is that Intel still costs more than AMD. And if it wasn't for AMD, you'd be paying 4x as much for your beloved Intel cpu.

Yeah, go ahead and wish AMD would go out of business so you can get your prices jacked beyond belief.

TC17 said,
Typical Intel fanboys posting here. I'd take AMD any day over Intel, no matter what the benchmark is.

So that would make you an AMD fanboy then?

TC17 said,
Fact is that Intel still costs more than AMD.

Prove that please. I won't stay here until you do though because I would die of old age.

Sniper101 said,
hahahahaha my perdictions were right now for AMD to take back those losses 3ghz *drool*

No disrespect. But how's that going to work? End of the financial year is upon us..

So unless if they're going to get customers spending $873000 or $2,149000 then a loss is a loss.

dude... stop drooling over the AMD processor... It'll short circuit and explode like one of the video I saw way back...

I think we've already learned that forcing a processor to run as fast as it can without melting isn't the way to go. There are much more efficient ways to get more work done. Intel made that mistake with the Pentium 4, but they have finally gotten the formula right with the Core 2 line. Sounds like AMD is getting a bit desperate and simply pushing their CPUs to run at higher clock speeds. Certainly nothing to drool over.

Sniper101 said,
hahahahaha my perdictions were right now for AMD to take back those losses 3ghz *drool*

This accually is going to produce MORE losses because they made these chips but noone will buy them because Intel's chips are better and less expensive.

I agree its bad to use horribly obscure or regional slang, something universal would be much more suitable if your going to post it to the FRONT PAGE.

WTF does "goose" mean in that context?(one can assume but really be just a BIT more professional.)

To "goose" someone, usually occuring between a male and female, the female often the one being "goosed": you deftly and playfully pinch their behind. Almost like . . . being bitten on the ass by a goose. It is common for geese to chase off intruders (both human and goose) by having a go at the intruder's behind. A guy would usually goose an unsuepecting girl, but in the case above, she asked for it. Bonus. It's really playful activity, but the girl doesn't always preceive it as such, lol.

As for the context used in this article:

To "goose" also means to give something a spurt of power. This term is usually used for cars, so one would "goose the car" by, say, giving it a spurt of fuel. It can be applied to anything mechanical/technological that has something to do with speed or thrust, etc. So, AMD goosed their cpu to 3ghz.