AMD intros low power Shanghai CPU

With its 45nm production process now in full swing, AMD has announced the release of a low power variant of its popular Shanghai (Opteron) Server CPU.

The "energy efficient" Shanghai sips just 55 watts ACP (AMD's own energy rating) compared to 75watts of a standard Shanghai and is designed to help meet the industry's rising demand for low power, cost-saving data center technology and increased virtualization performance.

The new CPU's range from 2.1 GHz – 2.3 GHz. They all have 4 cores and feature 512 KB of L2 cache per core and 6 MB L3 shared cache. That's three times as much as in the last generation Barcelona Server CPU.

The release of the new CPU's comes on that back of so-so quarter for AMD. They started well with the introduction of the Phenom II release, but then reported yet another loss of the quarter making it the 9th quarterly loss and announced 1100 job and pay cuts

Intel's Nehalem Server CPU is expected to be released sometime around March, although with the continuing Credit Crunch it's expected that this timeframe may slip.

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I have several dual-dual core Socket 940 Opteron servers running HE Opterons and just got in the bits for a new(er) Socket F dual-quad core Opteron server, again running HE Opterons. I went with the HE's for their lower Wattage and heat output. Got them in 1U/2U boxes. Very pleased with them sofar, none have failed and they all run tip-top. Nice to see AMD continuing to lower the power/heat output of their server chips. Can add up to some nice $$$ savings over the long haul.

i hope they do something soon otherwise there screwed...

cause AMD was king from roughly 2000-2001 to about Mid 2006 (i.e. Intel's "Core 2 Duo")

ThaCrip said,
i hope they do something soon otherwise there screwed...

cause AMD was king from roughly 2000-2001 to about Mid 2006 (i.e. Intel's "Core 2 Duo")

Yep... Intel really jumped out with the C2D CPUs.
I've been a AMD supporter since '98 when they started moving in the right direction with the introduction of 3D Now.
Now I am actually thinking of getting the Intel Quad Core CPU...
I really hope AMD comes back. We need a healthy competition to keep the prices down.

rumor has it i'lltel had the plans for c2d in the vault for 5yrs before they released it makes one wonder just how far ahead are they really but i do like the underdog so YAY GO AMD