• AMD have not made silicon yet but have only done some test runs on the
    database. Expect first silicon in the next few weeks
  • The integrated memory controller and Hypertransport interconnect
    technology present in the AMD64 architecture allow AMD to produce a similar
    amount of performance from one dual-core chip as provided by a dual-processor
    server
  • AMD’s dual-core server processors will share a single memory controller.
    This won’t create a bottleneck because a server with two Opteron chips, and
    therefore two memory controllers, already has more than enough memory
    bandwidth required to run that system.
  • The dual-core chips will work with current socket technology in
    motherboards that are rated for the specifications of the dual-core chips. A
    BIOS change will be required, but otherwise the chips will work in the same
    sockets as single-core Opterons.
  • AMD will also continue to offer three power ratings for its dual-core
    server processors; 30 watts, 55 watts, and 89 watts and will continue to do so
    for dual-core chips.
  • The dual-core chips will be manufactured on AMD’s 90-nanometer process
    technology and the dual core server chips will launch in the middle of 2005,
    while dual-core desktop processors will follow in the second half of 2005.

  • AMD have not made silicon yet but have only done some test runs on the
    database. Expect first silicon in the next few weeks
  • The integrated memory controller and Hypertransport interconnect
    technology present in the AMD64 architecture allow AMD to produce a similar
    amount of performance from one dual-core chip as provided by a dual-processor
    server
  • AMD’s dual-core server processors will share a single memory controller.
    This won’t create a bottleneck because a server with two Opteron chips, and
    therefore two memory controllers, already has more than enough memory
    bandwidth required to run that system.
  • The dual-core chips will work with current socket technology in
    motherboards that are rated for the specifications of the dual-core chips. A
    BIOS change will be required, but otherwise the chips will work in the same
    sockets as single-core Opterons.
  • AMD will also continue to offer three power ratings for its dual-core
    server processors; 30 watts, 55 watts, and 89 watts and will continue to do so
    for dual-core chips.
  • The dual-core chips will be manufactured on AMD’s 90-nanometer process
    technology and the dual core server chips will launch in the middle of 2005,
    while dual-core desktop processors will follow in the second half of 2005.