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AMD expands the Opteron platform

Opteron 6338P and 6370P bring impressive per-watt performance on the AMD Open 3.0 Open Compute Platform.


AMD expanded the Opteron 6300 Warsaw platform line Wednesday with the addition of two new chips: the Opteron 6338P and 6370P.

“With the continued move to virtualized environments for more efficient server utilization, more and more workloads are limited by memory capacity and I/O bandwidth,” said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, AMD’s general manager of its server business, in a release. “The Opteron 6338P and 6370P processors are server CPUs optimized to deliver improved performance per-watt for virtualized private cloud deployments with less power and at lower cost points.”

Both of these chips are powered by AMD’s Piledriver silicon, and are compatible with existing chips in the 6300 lineup. The 6338P has 12 cores clocked at 2.3GHz with a boost speed of 2.8GHz, while the 6370P has 16 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz with a boost speed of 2.5GHz. Both chips have a TDP of 99W.

The biggest strength of the Opteron 6300 line is its support for Open 3.0 Open Compute Platform, which is considered by many to be the most efficient in the industry.

The Opteron 6338P retails for $377 with the 6370P costing $598.

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