AMD's Opteron 6200-series processors based on the high-performance Bulldozer architecture are getting ready for release and a US-based retailer has already listed these chips for pre-order with prices starting at $303.17 US (225.8 Euros).
The Opteron 6200-series lineup seems to comprise 10 processors with 4, 8, 12 and 16 computing cores clocked as high as 3.3GHz.
As expected, the 16-core processors feature premium prices, ranging from $588 (438 Euros) for the AMD
Opteron 6262 HE and 6272, and up to $1135 (845 Euros) for the high-power Opteron 6282 SE.
Fortunately, the rest of the chips in the Opteron 6200 lineup are a lot more pocket friendly and they range in price between $303 and $588 (225-438 Euros).
Most of the Opteron 6200 processors listed
by Bottom Line Telecommunications were detailed in previous reports posted on our Website, but the lineup also includes two new additions that we haven't had the chance to see before.
These are the Opteron 6262 HE and 6204, the former being a mid-power AMD CPU
with an ACP (Average CPU Power) rating of 80 Watts, which should be equal to a 95W TDP.
In order to fit the 16-cores included in the 6262 HE inside this low-power envelope, AMD had to reduce the base frequency of the CPU to just 1.6GHz.
As far as the second newly listed Opteron
6200 processor is concerned, this is based on a quad-core design, is clocked 3.3 GHz, and it has a standard 80 Watt ACP, or 115 Watt TDP.
No information regarding the official release date of these Opteron 6200-series server CPUs is available at this time, but they should arrive in Q4 of 2011, most probably together with the first Opteron 3200 and Opteron 4200 parts. (via CPU-World