The firm majored on the clock speed - 3GHz - something of a departure from its habit of giving chips incomprehensible marketing numbers. That also indicates in large block capital letters it feels it has a performance advantage over its competitor, Intel.
The chips consume 95 watts - AMD said HP and Sun will use it now, while IBM will roll out a workstation in 30 days.
It will be the last of the single core Opterons AMD will offer before everything goes dual core, the firm said. Mentioning, in passing, that AMD had a 12.7 per cent share in server systems in Q4 2005.
Perhaps both Intel and AMD will ditch their antipathy to expressing chip frequency speeds now, so we can back to the good old Megahurts Madness daze. µ
AMD changes prices on chips
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