Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Tuesday is releasing the latest of its Athlon MP processors, the 2800+, designed for one- and two-way servers and workstations.
The 2800+, with increased Level 2 cache, could be the last of the Athlon MP upgrades, a company spokesman said, as AMD, of Sunnyvale, Calif., moves forward with its , which was launched last month.
Opteron, a one- to eight-way server chip built using AMDs 64-bit “Hammer” architecture, can run 32-bit applications as well as 64-applications. AMD officials eye Opteron as not only future competition for Intel Corp.s 64-bit Itanium chip but also its 32-bit Xeon processor.
In September, AMD will launch its 64-bit desktop chip, Athlon 64.
Pricing for the Athlon MP 2800+, which is available immediately, starts at $275 in 1,000-quantity units.
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