AMD Announces Shanghai 45nm Opterons
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 13 November 2008 at 11:56 AM EST. 2 Comments
As the successor to their Barcelona Quad-Core Opterons, Advanced Micro Devices has this morning announced Shanghai. AMD's Shanghai is the code-name to their next-generation 45nm quad-core Opteron processors. In addition to moving over to a 45nm process for reduced power and improved performance, Shanghai CPUs are slated to deliver unsurpassed virtualization performance, improved energy efficiency, and a more competitive price-performance ratio.

The first batch of AMD Shanghai Opterons will run between 2.3GHz and 2.7GHz with a 75 Watt TDP. Next quarter though AMD has announced they will deliver a 55 Watt version. AMD will also be delivering a 45nm desktop version of Shanghai, which they have codenamed Dragon. Unfortunately, we don't yet have our hands on these new AMD CPUs, so unfortunately there are no Phoronix Test Suite results to share at this time.

For more information on the new AMD Opteron server/workstation processors, check out their press release.
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