All FX-series processors are unlocked unless otherwise specified. It targets desktop, mobile and server markets. A lot of people blame Dirk Meyer and his team for this misstep. The first digit refers to the number of CPUs in the target machine:. These CPUs are given model numbers ranging from to

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One socket could then deliver the performance of two processors, two sockets could deliver the performance of four processors, and so on. Server-centric SoCs due to launch in At the time, AMD’s use of the term multi-core in practice meant dual-core ; each physical Pileeriver chip contained two processor cores.

Modular motherboards and high-speed interconnects.

AMD launches 16-core Abu Dhabi Opterons

Charlie Demerjian Roving engine of chaos and snide remarks at SemiAccurate. Main functional blocks of a Piledriver-based GPU-less processor die [54]. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

The last three paragraphs were completely redone in light of this news. Retrieved 22 March They had a core Abu Dhabi with an updated uncore on the roadmaps. It is a stunning omission, but understandable. Even that is unlikely.

The new AMD Opteron family includes models with four, ipledriver, 12 or 16 processor cores with speeds ranging from 1. Pilfdriver Opteron containes the new Piledriver cores, an evolutionary improvement of the Bulldozer cores.


It was described as “The best overclocker’s CPU ever made” due to its low cost and ability to run at speeds far beyond its stock speed. Physically the socket and processor package are nearly identical, although not generally compatible with socket FX.

If you look at what happened, it is very clear that his regime was not to blame for this debacle. Charlie is also a piledrier member with Gerson Lehman Group.

Die plot of the high performance Vishera FX desktop line [54]. The K suffix denotes an unlocked A-series processor.

AMD launches Piledriver-based Opteron chips |

Does Piledriver deliver where Bulldozer fell short? The current regime has technical people in place that do understand semiconductors and are top notch technical people, but this was already set in stone before they were hired. It looks pretty good, right?

Two out of three of the worst bottlenecks got somewhat wider.

Socket C32 and G34 Opterons use a new four-digit numbering scheme. Comparison of the Bulldozer-based Opteron and the Piledriver-based Opteron server lines [67]. Views Read Edit View history. Worse yet, any potential customer thinking of buying on price will ipledriver scared away by one other little problem, power use. The number of Opteron-based systems decreased fairly rapidly after this peak, falling to 3 of and top systems by Novemberand in November only one Opteron-based system remained.


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If you went even further, four of those Opterons would be a competitor to eight Es. As the number of CPUs increases in a typical Xeon system, contention for the shared bus causes computing efficiency to drop.

By the summer of21 of the top systems used Opteron processors, and in the Piledrivrr and June lists the Opteron reached its maximum representation of 33 of the top systems.

Retrieved 7 January Second-generation Opterons are offered in three series: The graph shows absolute performance, not performance per dollar as it seems to strongly suggest.

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