AMD Updates Opteron Processor Line
The AMD Opteron line of processors helped me to get my start in overclocking with a pair of chips that clocked exceptionally well. It has been a long time since I broke 3GHz with my Opteron 148 and 170, and AMD has just announced an update to the Opteron line of processors today. The Opteron 4300 and 3300 are low-power units that are targeted at "cloud servers that process Web transactions." The new Opterons will be featured in the SeaMicro servers from AMD, upgrading from the current 4200 and 3200 series. The 4300 series has six different options ranging in price from $191 to $501, delivering speed from 2.2GHz to 3.1GHz, and drawing just 35 to 65 watts. The 3300 series has three CPUs ranging in price from $174 to $229, clock speeds between 1.9GHz and 2.6GHz, and drawing power between 25 and 65 watts.