Twelve-Core Processor suits workload-intensive applications.

Press Release Summary:

Targeting 2- and 4-way servers, AMD Opteron(TM) 6000 Series 12-core x86 processor has Direct Connect 2.0 architecture and offers socket compatibility with AMD Opteron(TM) 6200 Series processor. Features include AMD CoolCore(TM), PowerNow!(TM), and CoolSpeed technologies, and processor supports up to 3 DIMMs/channel and up to 12 DIMMS per CPU. Offered in 12- and 8-core versions with L2 (512K/core) or L3 (12 MB shared L3 Cache) options, processor also offers ECC and supports on-line spare memory.

Original Press Release:

New AMD Opteron(TM) 6000 Series Platform

The AMD Opteron(TM) 6000 Series platform, offering the industry's only twelve-core x86 processor. Built to excel when the workload gets tough.

Performance for demanding workloads
Match tough workloads with the right fit server platform, and realize superior performance in memory and compute intensive workloads.

Consistent platform that scales:
Take control now with Direct Connect 2.0 architecture consistency, including power, virtualization and memory innovations, and socket compatibility with planned AMD Opteron(TM) 6200 Series processor.

Business value without compromise:
Gain advantages normally reserved for high-end systems, with exceptional value, low total cost of ownership, and generational consistency.

Target: Enterprise Class 2-way and 4-way Servers
  • Twelve-core and Eight-core, L2 - 512K/core, L3 - 12MB of shared L3 Cache
  • AMD CoolCore(TM) technology, AMD PowerNow!(TM) technology, Enhanced C1 state, AMD CoolSpeed technology, APML (in APML enabled platforms)
  • Quad-Channel U/RDDR3 & LV U/RDDR3, ECC, support for on-line spare memory
  • Supports up to 3 DIMMs/channel, up to 12 DIMMS per CPU
  • Planned platforms 2P/2U, 2P Tower, 4P rack, 4P Blade

    Single Series for performance DP and MP platforms
  • 2P economics for 4P servers
  • Compelling price/performance for volume market

    G34 Socket Infrastructure
  • Balanced performance with power/thermals
  • Quad 16-bit HyperTransport(TM) 3 technology (HT3) links, up to 6.4 GT/s per link
  • AMD SR56x0 chipset with I/O Virtualization and PCIe® 2.0

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