AMD Releases New Piledriver Server Processors

 AMD Releases New Piledriver Server Processors

AMD continues to fight to keep its footing in the server market with new series of mid-range server processors. The Opteron 4300 and 3300 lines hit stores!

On Tuesday, December 4th, AMD released two new series of their Opteron server processors. The 4300 and 3300 series are the direct successors of 4200 and 3200 Bulldozer-based Opterons, which failed to meet expectations last year, and are meant to take on the mid-range and lower-mid-range server processor market, leaving the current 6300 series for the high end. According to AMD’s press release: The AMD Opteron 4300 Series processors offer up to 15 percent better performance versus the prior generation, based on SPECint benchmark results and SPECpower results show up to a 24 percent improvement in performance per watt.

 AMD Releases New Piledriver Server Processors

The new models are built on AMD’s Piledriver architecture that is geared to make good on the promises of the previous line of Opteron CPUs. Like the older series they intend to replace, the 4300s uses the C32 socket while the 3300s uses socket AM3+ making it easy to upgrade from the previous generation. Below is a chart of the models in each series:

Model

Cores

Clock Speed (GHz)

Turbo CORE (GHz)

TDP

Socket

Pricing (USD)

4386

8

3.1

3.8

95W

C32

348

4376 HE

8

2.6

3.6

65W

C32

501

4340

6

3.5

3.8

95W

C32

348

4334

6

3.1

3.5

95W

C32

191

4332 HE

6

3.0

3.7

65W

C32

415

4310 EE

4

2.2

3.0

35W

C32

415

 

 

 

 

 

 

3380

8

2.6

3.6

65W

AM3+

229

3350

4

2.8

3.8

45W

AM3+

125

3320

4

1.9

2.5

25W

AM3+

174

 

Every model continues the trend of Turbo CORETM technology that allows some cores to exceed their stock clock speed (and TDP) for brief amounts of time when needed. While the 4300 and 3300 series may not reinvent the way AMD does servers, hopefully it gives them a solid footing against Intel for cloud and small-business computing and other ventures until the next big thing comes around.

For a full list of details see the source below.

Source: AMD

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