Now available as Opteron series 3300 with socket AM3+, and Opteron series 4300 with socket C32, the new CPUs are compatible with their predecessors, and promise an increase in performance per watt versus the previous product generation.
"The Piledriver core architecture shared by the AMD Opteron 4300 and 3300 Series processors provides optimized performance, power and price for today’s customer," said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, general manager at AMD in a prepared statement. "These new processors are ideal for cloud providers, web hosts and small- and medium-sized businesses who want to address their space and power constraints. With a simple upgrade, existing customers can obtain more performance and improved energy efficiency and new customers will obtain compelling value and ROI."
The 3300 series, which is available for single-CPU board configurations, consists of three models, the 3380 (8 cores, 2.6 GHz, 65 watts), the 3350 HE (4 cores, 2.8 GHz, 45 watts), as well as a new low-power model 3320E (4 cores, 1.9 GHz, 25 watts). The DP 4300 series has six models, ranging from the high-performance 4386 (8 cores, 3.8 GHz, 95 watts) to the 4310EE with 4 cores, 3.0 GHz clock speed and a TDP of 35 watts.
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