Next-Generation AMD Opteron™ processors with Direct Connect Architecture introduce several new features including quad-core upgradeability, AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™), and energy efficient DDR2 memory. In addition,
Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors are designed to advance AMD’s performance-per-watt capabilities and leverage the proven technologies introduced in 2003 with first-generation AMD Opteron processors.
Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors are offered in three series: the 1000 Series (up to 1P/2-core), the 2000 Series (up to 2P/4-core), and the 8000 Series (4P/8-core to 8P/16-core). The 1000 Series is built on AMD’s new Socket AM2. The 2000 Series and 8000 Series are built on AMD’s new Socket F (1207).
Next-Generation AMD Opteron™ Processor Benefits
Next-Generation AMD Opteron™ processors with DDR2 memory extend the industry-leading performance trajectory established by first-generation AMD Opteron processors while offering a seamless upgrade path to quad-core performance and leading-edge solutions to help run your business applications.
AMD Opteron processors feature a Common Core Architecture that is consistent across 1-way, 2-way, 4-way, and 8-way systems and is also consistent with previous AMD Opteron processors, helping minimize the cost of transition and maximize past investments in software optimization.
-Runs existing installed base of 32-bit applications and operating systems at peak performance, while providing a 64-bit capable migration path
-Designed to enable 64-bit computing while remaining compatible with the vast x86 software infrastructure
-Enables a single architecture across 32- and 64-bit environments
Direct Connect Architecture
-AMD’s revolutionary Direct Connect Architecture helps eliminate the bottlenecks inherent in traditional front-side bus architectures
-Direct Connect Architecture connects the processors, integrated memory controller, and I/O directly to the CPU and communicates at CPU speed
-HyperTransport™ technology provides a scalable bandwidth interconnect between processors, I/O subsystems, and other chipsets, with up to three coherent HyperTransport technology links providing up to 24.0 GB/s peak bandwidth per processor
-Integrated Memory Controller - Integrated on-die DDR2 DRAM memory controller offers available memory bandwidth up to 10.7 GB/s (with DDR2-667) per processor
-AMD Opteron™ processors with DDR2 memory are designed to offer a seamless upgrade path from dual-core to quad-core when they are available in 2007 in the same thermal envelope to help leverage existing investments
-Offers a significant performance improvement while maintaining the same platform at the same power efficiency
AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™)
-Hardware assisted AMD Virtualization™ and Direct Connect Architecture provide a balanced approach to help improve virtualization performance, enabling more virtual machines to run per server
-AMD-V™ reduces overhead by selectively intercepting instructions destined for guest environments
-Direct Connect Architecture helps guests run at near native speed
-Virtualization-aware integrated memory controller provides efficient isolation of virtual machine memory
-Energy-efficient DDR2 memory uses up to 30% less power than DDR1 and up to 58% less power than FBDIMM
-AMD PowerNow!™ technology with Optimized Power Management can deliver performance on demand while minimizing power consumption
-Consistent standard power roadmap with low-power options