AMD's Opteron 254 Processor
Posted on: 10/19/2005 01:47 PM

Tech Report has a look at AMD's flagship single-core processor, the Opteron 254.FOR THE PAST 12 months, Intel and AMD have praised the merits of their respective dual-core CPU designs and focused on thread-level parallelism as the key to better perfomance, while gradually distancing themselves from the old "clock speed" performance standard. Although Intel beat AMD by a handful of weeks when it came time to formally launch dual-core desktop systems, AMD was the first company to offer dual-core solutions across the server, workstation, and desktop markets.

With dual-core CPUs firmly established, neither manufacturer has been talking much about single-core processors in the workstation market




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