Believe it or not, servers and workstations can have twice the power of quad-core processors without spending too much.
The AMD Opteron 2354 processor is capable of supporting dual-processor configuration for improved latency speeds and overall performance. And it has more than just dual-processor support and a midrange price tag.
Rapid Speed to Handle all your Computing Needs
Let us take a look at the specs. The AMD Opteron 2354 Processor has a clock speed of 2.2 GHz, which allows 512KB of L2 cache for each of the cores, and provides 2MB L3 cache to be shared among the cores.
There are other reasons, too, why the AMD Opteron 2354 Processor is a good product to have. For starters, itâ€™s not actually a pair of dual-cores that has been bridged together. It boasts a native quad-core processor design like the rest of AMDâ€™s triple and quad-cores. The true quad-core design is touted to be excellent especially since it also has a Direct Connect Architecture.
This architecture is good because it eliminates problems with bottlenecks common in front-side bus architectures. The processor, integrated memory controller, and I/O are instead connected directly to the CPU. The architecture allows for communication between components to travel at CPU speed, and effectively causes an improved server or workstation performance. The Direct Connect Architecture and HyperTransport 3.0 technology work together for a terrific high-speed communication. AMD Virtualization, meanwhile, also works with the direct connect architecture for quick virtualization performance, and thus for more virtual machines to run per server.
Aside from these, the AMD Opteron 2354 processor features AMD64 technology, which makes it capable of supporting 32- and 64-bit computing. PowerNow!â„¢ technology, meanwhile, allows performance-on-demand delivery while consuming less power.
Apart from being made using the 65nm fabrication process, it boasts an average CPU power of only 75 watts a day. The technology works alongside with CoolCore, Independent Dynamic Core, and Dual Dynamic Power Management technologies for an energy-efficient server or workstation.
Unused parts of the processor are automatically turned off; the clock multiplier of each core can be set independently of the other cores; and thereâ€™s an independent power supply to the cores and to the memory controller. These are energy-saving technologies that are designed to deliver great performance per watt.
So, what else can you ask from a speedy, energy-efficient, and future-proof quad-core processor? Sure it may come at a higher price than entry-level processors, but considering all the benefits (like improved productivity), what you spend right now will certainly pay off in the long run. Get the AMD Opteron 2354 Processor and find out more of what it has to offer.
Contributed by Ethel Merioles, Product Reviewer