AMD Unleashes Opteron 6100 Series Processors

Advanced Micro Devices has unleashed the new Opteron 6100 processor family which are specifically designed for low power, balanced systems for SMBs and enhanced performance-per-dollar-per-watt for enterprises.

As part of the Opteron 6100 family, the company has rolled out five new processors, namely, the 6132, 6140, 6166, 6176 and 6180 chips that come with 8 and 12 cores.

AMD let it be known that computer makers Dell, Acer and Hewlett-Packard will be launching systems containing the new processors this quarter.

The company said that the new processors will be compatible with the AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform along with the upcoming 16-core “Bulldozer”-based Opteron processors.

Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager of Server Business at AMD, said in a statement “When we launched the AMD Opteron 6000 Series platforms last year, we eliminated the ‘4P tax’ and met market demands for higher performance-per-dollar-per-watt.”

“Our customers’ benchmarks and testimonials bear out these improvements, and these five new parts—and the rave reviews—prove that we continue to deliver on our vision,” he added.