AMD: 12-core CPUs already on sale?
Apparently the first 12-core processor from AMD is sold on Ebay. The auction offers a package of Opteron 6174 CPUs.
It looks like AMD has started to ship the first 12-core processors. Apparently the CPUs are Opteron 6174s which are compatible with the socket G34 (1944 pins) and run at 2.2 GHz. On Ebay the first offers for Magny Cours processors on Ebay have also been found already – a package of four CPUs for 6000 USD. There also is an offer for a full system with 48 cores including a Tyan motherboard and 64 GByte DDR3-1333 RAM – the price is 20000 USD.
Just recently xbitlabs.com said to have learned from sources close to the industry that such processors were going to be released in March 2010. Furthermore the 12-core devices are said to become available with frequencies of 1.9, 2.1 and 2.2 GHz at first with additional models in HE and SE variants which are running at 1.7 respectively 2.3 GHz.
The memory controller and the L3 cache (1.8 GHz) of the new 12-cores CPUs are also running at lower frequencies than in AMD’s quad- or 6-core processors. The report also mentions the first 8-core processors which are supposed to run at 1.8, 2.0, 2.3 and 2.4 GHz.
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