AMD today unveiled nine new mid-range and entry-level AMD Opteron 4300 Series and 3300 Series server processors increasing performance per watt versus the previous generation to maximize compute capabilities in power-constrained environments1, while delivering outstanding value to cloud providers and web hosts. The AMD Opteron 3300 Series processors provide enterprise-class features in a low power envelope at a desktop processor price, making it ideal for web hosts and small- and medium-sized businesses.

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The launch of the AMD Opteron 4300 and 3300 series brings nine new CPU models to the market. AMD is claiming up to a 15% performance boost over the previous generation (based on SPECint benchmark results) and an impressive 24 percent increase when it comes to performance per watt. Not a bad little performance boost!  Server processors are getting much more energy efficient.  The AMD Opteron 3320 E has a TDP of just 25 watts, which isn't bad for a 1.9GHz quad-core processor!

AMD Opteron 4300 Series Cores Core Speed Turbo Core Max L3 Cache TDP Price (1ku)
4386 8 3.1GHz 3.8GHz 8MB 95W $348
4376 HE 8 2.6GHz 3.6GHz 8MB 65W $501
4340 6 3.5GHz 3.8GHz 8MB 95W $348
4334 6 3.1GHz 3.5GHz 8MB 95W $191
4332 HE 6 3.0GHz 3.7GHz 8MB 65W $415
4310 EE 4 2.2GHz 3.0GHz 8MB 32W $415
             
AMD Opteron 3300 Series Cores Core Speed Turbo Core Max L3 Cache TDP Price (1ku)
3380 8 2.6GHz 3.6GHz 8MB 65W $229
3350 HE 4 2.8GHz 3.8GHz 8MB 45W $125
3320 E 4 1.9GHz 2.5GHz 8MB 25W $174

“The Piledriver core architecture shared by the AMD Opteron 4300 and 3300 Series processors provides optimized performance, power and price for today’s customer,” said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, general manager, Server Business Unit, AMD. “These new processors are ideal for cloud providers, web hosts and small- and medium-sized businesses who want to address their space and power constraints. With a simple upgrade, existing customers can obtain more performance and improved energy efficiency and new customers will obtain compelling value and ROI.”