AMD announces new Opteron processors

Both processors provide leading-edge 32-bit application performance while allowing businesses to transition to 64-bit applications as their needs require.

The AMD Opteron processor Model 846 for 4- to 8-way-capable servers gives the compute- and memory-intensive applications used for large databases, business processing and decision support the power,performance and reliability sought by IT managers. The scalability of the AMD Opteron processor Model 846 brings investment protection and flexibility to enterprises and high- performance computecenters requiring high-performance on 32- and 64-bit applications.

The AMD Opteron Model 146 provides large memory and scalable input-output support as well as the industry-leading performance that end users such as digital content creators and engineeringprofessionals require in workstations. The AMD Opteron 100 Series also powers reliable entry-level servers, such as those used by small businesses and Internet and application serviceproviders.

“The best in 32-bit and 64-bit server computing begins and ends with the AMD Opteron processor,” said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “Byintroducing these two new processors, AMD is again giving customers the industry’s highest-performing x86 processor-based server for the applications they use most with the flexibility to run morepowerful 64-bit applications when they choose. With the AMD Opteron processor Model 146, AMD will re-energize the workstation market.”

“Oracle and AMD have been working together for the past two years to develop a flexible, low-cost computing infrastructure that significantly reduces the total cost of ownership of IT solutions,”said Dave Dargo, vice president, Platform Partners, Linux and Performance, Oracle. “Oracle Database 10g on AMD Opteron processor-based systems will deliver a powerful yet cost-effective platform forenterprise grid computing.”

AMD at OracleWorld
See Oracle products on AMD Opteron Processor-based servers in AMD’s booth at OracleWorld San Francisco, Booth #602.

Availability
The AMD Opteron processor Model 846 and servers based on the Model 846 are available immediately via the Validated Server Program from system builders in North America. The AMD Opteron processorModel 146 is available immediately, worldwide. Systems based on the Model 146 are expected from system builders worldwide.

Pricing
The AMD Opteron processor Model 846 is priced at $3,199 in 1,000-unit quantities. The AMD Opteron processor Model 146 is priced at $669 in 1,000-unit quantities. For additional pricing information,please see www.amd.com/pricing.

Computing

Nvidia faces attacks from AMD, Intel, and even Google. Should it be worried?

Nvidia announced an expanded array of RTX server solutions designed to leverage the power of ray-tracing at GTC 2019. The effort will help Nvidia take on Google's Stadia in game streaming with GeForce Now, and the company's investments in…
Computing

G-Sync and FreeSync can make your games look better, but which is best?

There are some subtle differences between the two adaptive refresh technology offerings, and they affect cost, performance, and compatibility. Nvidia may have released it's feature first, but in recent years AMD has stepped up to the plate…
Buying Guides

Apple has powered up its iMac lineup, but which one should you opt for?

With new processors and graphics cards for both the 4K and 5K models, the iMac feels like a good option for creatives again. But which should you buy? Here's our guide to choosing the right Apple all-in-one for your needs.
Computing

Apple iMac gets more powerful with new Intel CPUs, Radeon Pro graphics

Apple on Tuesday, March 19 refreshed its iMac lineup with new models featuring slightly more powerful Intel processors and new AMD graphics cards. The new 27-inch 5K model comes with options for Intel's six-core or eight-core ninth-gen…
Computing

Go hands-free in Windows 10 with speech-to-text support

Looking for the dictation, speech-to-text, and voice control options in Windows 10? Here's how to set up Speech Recognition in Windows 10 and use it to go hands-free in a variety of different tasks and applications within Windows.
Computing

Get the most out of your high-resolution display by tweaking its DPI scaling

Windows 10 has gotten much better than earlier versions at supporting today's high-resolution displays. If you want to get the best out of your monitor, then check out our guide on how to adjust high-DPI scaling in Windows 10.
Deals

Looking for a Chromebook? The Google PixelBook just got a $200 price cut

Once relatively obscure, Chromebooks have come into their own in a big way in recent years. One of our favorites is the super-sleek Google Pixelbook, and it's on sale right now from Amazon for $200 off, letting you score this premium laptop…
Mobile

Got gadgets galore? Keep them charged up with the 10 best USB-C cables

We're glad to see that USB-C is quickly becoming the norm. That's why we've rounded up some of the better USB-C cables on the market, whether you're looking to charge or sync your smartphone. We've got USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A.
Computing

Nvidia’s GTX 1650 graphics card could be just a slight upgrade over the 1050 Ti

Rumors suggest Nvidia might soon launch the GTX 1650, and a leaked benchmark listing from Final Fantasy XV suggests that the new graphics card could be just a slight upgrade over last generation's GTX 1050 Ti. 
Computing

Get ready to say goodbye to some IFTTT support in Gmail by March 31

If This Then That, the popular automation service, will drop some of its support for Gmail by March 31. The decision comes as a response to security concerns and is aimed to protect user data.
Computing

Get the new Dell XPS 13 for $750 with this limited-time deal

Dell is currently running a limited time deal lasting through Thursday, March 28, where you can bring home a version of this year's new XPS 13 for around $750 with the use of a special coupon code. 
Mobile

This is the easiest way to save your iPhone data to your computer

Living in fear of losing your contacts, photos, messages, and notes on your iPhone? Fear no more -- in this guide, we'll break down exactly how to back up your iPhone to your computer using Apple's iTunes or to the cloud with iCloud.
Mobile

Here are the best iPad Pro keyboard cases to pick up with your new tablet

The iPad Pro range can double as laptops, but they do need proper keyboards to fill in effectively. Thankfully, there are loads to choose from and we rounded up the best iPad Pro keyboard cases right here.
Computing

Microsoft’s Clippy came back from the dead, but didn’t last very long

Before Cortana, Alexa, and Siri even existed, Microsoft Clippy dominated the screens of computers in the 1990s to help assist Microsoft Office users when writing letters. He recently made a bit of a comeback only to die off again.