Sunnyvale (CA) – AMD today said that it will be shipping standard and low-power versions of its quad-core server and workstation processor in August, with the product introduction being scheduled for September.
In contrast to the report published yesterday, AMD said that it will be shipping both standard (95 watt) as well as low-power versions (65 watt) versions of the processor in August. Clock speeds will be as high as 2.0 GHz, according to the company, with “Special Edition” (120 watt) SE processors arriving in Q4. Sources told the Inquirer that these CPUs will be available with 2.4 and 2.5 GHz.
AMD said that the new processors can provide a performance increase up to 70% on “certain database applications” and up to 40% on “certain floating point applications.” Upcoming higher frequency processors are expected “to significantly add to this performance advantage,” the company said.