AMD Now Shipping 12-core processors, Magny-Cours

Monday, February 22, 2010

We have already reported the appearance of server processors Magny-Cours on the world's largest online auction site eBay. And we now know that AMD has already started shipping to market limited edition of these powerful 12-nuclear chips within the corporate family of Opteron.

It is reported that the official release of the 12-core processors, Magny-Cours to take place as scheduled, that is, until the end of the current quarter. These server CPU designed to interact with the connector Socket G34 and essentially represent a six-core chip MCM version of Lisbon, in turn, is an improved version of shestiyadernika Istanbul.

In addition, Magny-Cours processors will be included in a series Opteron 6000 and will have a TDP of 85 to 140 watts, while their clock speeds range from 1,7 to 2,4 GHz. Although nowadays such frequency response does not capture the imagination, but even the 2.4 GHz to 12 cores can provide chips Magny-Cours sufficiently high performance.

At the same time, the main rival AMD in the microprocessor market, Intel is preparing its powerful solutions designed for server systems. One of them, 32 nm shestiyadernike Gulftown with support of 12 computing threads, we have repeatedly reported the news. In addition, Intel is developing 8-core chips Beckton with 16 processing threads, representing MCM version of 45 nm processors Lynnfield and executed as the structural LGA 1567.