At the AMD Opteron™ processor Sixth Anniversary event at its Sunnyvale campus, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced game-changing new additions to its server platform roadmap and a significant acceleration in roadmap execution.
“Over the past six years, AMD has transformed the x86 server industry to what it is today with the AMD Opteron processor, delivering exceptional performance per watt gains along the way. And in 2010 and 2011, AMD plans to deliver to its customers unprecedented back-to-back performance gains that remain true to our commitment on power efficiency. We’re currently working on new processors which we expect will deliver more than 35 times the performance of the original single-core AMD Opteron processor released in 2003,” said Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager, Server/Workstation Business, AMD. “With our wide range of available power bands and performance capabilities, AMD is delivering full featured, maximum value at every price point today, and plans to continue to do so well into the future.”
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i30% improvement claim is based on SPECint_rate result for the Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processor Model 2389 (“Shanghai”) (2.9GHz) based system of 141,data submitted to Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation as of April 13, 2009. For the latest SPECint_rate2006 results, visit http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/. The (“Istanbul”) (2.4GHz) SPECint_rate result of 184 is based on AMD internal non-submitted SPECint_rate measurements.