AMD Readies New Opteron Processor for 1000MHz HT Bus.

@ 2005/02/14
Advanced Micro Devices, the world’s second largest maker of x86 microprocessors, is projected to release its new chip for servers on Monday, the 14th of February. It is claimed that in addition to higher clock-speed the new Opteron will sport higher-speed HT bus as well as SSE3 technology.

The forthcoming AMD Opteron processor 252 will be clocked at 2.60GHz, will incorporate dual-channel PC3200 memory controller, 1MB of cache and SSE3 technology, something that only Intel Corp.’s chips have sported so far. The upcoming Opteron chip will also sport 1000MHz HyperTransport bus, a speed boost over contemporary AMD Opteron products with 800MHz HT bus, according to CNET web-site. The new chip for servers and workstations will be produced using 90nm SOI process technology.

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