AMD Opteron

Introduced: 2003-04-22

Description: AMD's 64 bit extension to IA-32 aka Sledgehammer or Hammer. 0.13 micron chip using "HyperTransport" for internal data traffic, a NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Access) bus to speed up large multiprocessor systems. The version with 1 MB of L2 cache includes 100 million transistors on an area of around 180 mm2.

Starts at 1.8 GHz and consumes about 70W of power. Later, 1.8 and 2 GHz chips will be released, followed by 2.2 GHz, 2.4 and 2.6 GHz. Server prices are rumoured to start at $3000 to $6000.

Three types available: 8xx, for up to eight-way servers, 2xx for dual servers and 1xx for single processor systems. The xx is a subjective performance number.

In April, Opteron 240 ($283), 242 ($690), and 244 ($794) was launched.
On 03-06-30 the 840, 842, 844 ($749-$2149), 140, 142 and 144 ($229-669) were released.
On 03-09-09 the 146 and 846 were released.

Type: Processors [Roadmap] [Timeline]

State: Released

Quick Specs

Die size193 mm2
Bus speed800 MHz HyperTransport
L2 cache1 MB
L1 cache64 KB D, 64 KB I
Process130 nm 9-layer Cu SOI, low-k
Core speed1.8 GHz
Transistors106 M
Power70 W
Form factor940 pin
Price$283 - $794
MemoryDDR266 or DDR333
TypeServer, x86-64
CoreSledgehammer
Pipeline12 stage

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2004-12-30 Intel: EM64T and AMD64 the same, practically The Inquirer [rm]

2004-12-06 Intel claims it invented 64-32 technology The Inquirer [rm]

2004-10-05 IBM intros Power, EM64T Intel servers The Inquirer [rm]

2004-09-16 Intel way behind on EM64T performance claim The Inquirer [rm]

2004-08-09 AMD trumpets Windows XP SP2 virus blocker: NX flag now active The Inquirer [rm]

2004-07-24 Opteron Exposed: Reverse Engineering AMD K8 Microcode Updates RealWorldTech [rm]

2004-05-27 AMD's 64-bits better than Intel's 64-bits - Microsoft The Inquirer [rm]

2004-05-18 AMD confirms Opteron 250 launch: 850 to come in 30 days, 150 available now The Inquirer [rm]

2004-05-17 AMD projects more cache, more features in future chips The Inquirer [rm]

2004-05-05 AMD 130/90nm snippets slip onto Web The Register [rm]

2004-05-03 AMD 130 nm / 90 nm : le plein d'infos x86-Secret [rm]

2004-04-29 Cray announces Red Storm AMD Opteron win The Inquirer [rm]

2004-02-22 Intel CT and AMD64: Identical twins? The Inquirer [rm]

2004-02-18 Are Intel's and AMD's 64-bit Approaches Compatible? Xbit Labs [rm]

2003-12-27 Athlon 64 and Opteron dual-core explained The Inquirer [rm]

2003-11-19 PathScale AMD64 compiler delivers up to 40% better performance The Inquirer [rm]

2003-11-17 AMD announces Opteron x48 line-up The Register [rm]

2003-11-17 AMD Introduces New Players to the High-Performance 32- and 64-Bit AMD Opteron™ Processor Lineup AMD [rm]

2003-11-17 Sun to announce AMD Opteron tie-up today: Solaris to be AMD64-ified. The Inquirer [rm]

2003-11-17 Sun Teams with AMD for Opteron-Based SunFire Systems Reed ElectronicNews [rm]

2003-11-12 AMD to unveil Opteron 148, 248, 848 next week? The Register [rm]

2003-11-12 Those AMD Opteron K8/K9 optimisations in detail The Inquirer [rm]

2003-11-11 AMD Opteron low power specs revealed The Inquirer [rm]

2003-10-30 AMD to sell 64 FX 940, 939 side by side next year The Inquirer [rm]

2003-10-28 Opteron Red Storm is Thor's Hammer: Detailed Sandia analysis of architecture The Inquirer [rm]

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