Thursday, November 13, 2008

AMD to refresh its Opteron processor line with new 'Shanghai'

AMD-rival to leading Intel-will release the long-awaited, next-gen processor version of Opteron known as 'Shanghai'. This might send AMD into taking the lead over rival Intel.

Shanghai-using the technogically advanced 45nm fabrication- will put AMD on par with Intel which has been manufacturing 45nm fabricated processor for nearly a year.

The first Shanghai models will be available for x86 sockets. The chips officially named as Opteron 8000 and 2000 series will be clocked at around 2.3GHz to 2.7GHz...consuming 75 watts of power. AMD also plans to release a low-power-consuming processor which consumes only 55 watts and also a powerful, faster chip consuming 105 watts of power by the first quarter of the coming year. Also, a code-named 'Deneb'-for desktops- will be released before the end of this year. 

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