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New AMD Opterons, Price Cuts Tomorrow

Tomorrow AMD is expected to release two 90nm revision "F3" stepping dual-core Opteron processors: x220-series and x218 HE-series. The new revision "F3" is also featured on the Athlon 64 FX 70-series and the 3.0GHz Athlon 64 X2 6000+. The x220 series features the same memory controller as the FX 70-series enthusiast processors. AMD claims the Opteron 8220, 2220 and 1220 (non-SE versions) will launch with an MSRP of $1,500, $700 and $550 respectively. Corporate guidance also claims the Opteron 8218 HE, 2218 HE and 1218 HE will launch with MSRPs of $1,340, $610 and $430 respectively. Thanks to the new MSRPs, current Opterons should get some price cuts.

The 8000-family and 2000-family will utilize the Socket 1207 interface while the 1000-family Opterons will use the Socket AM2 interface. The x220-series processors feature a 2.8GHz core clock, 1MB L2 cache per core and a 95W thermal power envelope. The x218 HE, or high efficiency, series processors are low-TDP versions of the current dual-core x218 processors; they feature 2.6GHz cores and 1MB L2 cache-per-core, but operate at less than 68W TDP.

News source: DailyTech

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