A city that hosts the F1 deserves speedy CPUs.
We’ve seen Microsoft codename their products over different city names such as Chicago (for Windows 95) and Memphis (for Windows 98), however hearing a product codenamed after a city where you are based out of never fails to make you smile. AMD, a company that in partnership with Abu Dhabi created the Global Foundry, codenamed their upcoming Operon 6300 CPU as “Abu Dhabi.”
The new CPUs promise up to 24-percent higher performance versus the Opteron 6200 processors and use AMD’s Piledriver core technology for reduced power consumption. The Opteron 6300 Series line-up tops at 3.5GHz with 4 cores or you can go for a 16 core version that reaches speeds up to 2.8GHz. TDPs range from 85W in the 6366 HE low-power model to 140W for the 16-core, 2.8GHz 6386 S.
The Opteron 6300 supports up to four 1866MHz memory channels and AMD claims the 6300 Series is the only x86 processor to work with ultralow voltage 1.25v memory. Each CPU can handle up to 384GB of memory – spread over up to 12 DIMMs – and up to four x16 HyperTransport links (each up to 6.4GT/s).