Can Co-Processors Co-opt server dominance for AMD
Subject: Processors | May 2, 2006 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gideon Tech takes a look into Opteron's future, and the consequences of the amount of bandwith HyperTransport3 will provide. They feel it heralds a return of the co-processor, like the K-6's of old and their math co-processors. Read on to see what tasks they expect to see passed onto it.
"One of the most competitive markets in computing is servers, with companies always looking for
more efficient processing to accommodate more complex simulations or decrease operating costs.
For years, the X86 segment of the server market was controlled by Intel's Xeon offerings, but in
recent years, a new contender has emerged, AMD's Opteron. Will the return of the co-processor
ensure a victory for Opteron?"
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- Intel's Pentium XE 965 and 955 Processors @ Hardware Zone
- Intel Pentium D 930 @ Neoseeker
- Microprocessor History,
Part 1 @ BTX Form Factor Info
- Eight Core
Servers: Opteron 880 (Egypt) vs. Xeon MP 3.0 GHz (Paxville) @ AnandTech