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AMD says its dual-core Opteron chip for servers will outrun single-core chips by 40 percent to 70 percent

AMD's double vision

AMD says its dual-core Opteron chip for servers will outperform a single-core version running at the same speed by 40 percent to 70 percent, depending on the application.

Credit: AMD

AMD dual-core Opteron

AMD's double vision

This die plot of the dual-core Opteron chip is basically a map showing how the parts work. The bottom shows the processor core and the top is the cache.

Credit: AMD

dual-core die plot

AMD's double vision

This is the design of the dual-core Opteron chip.

Credit: AMD

AMD dual-core Opteron map

AMD's double vision

HP ProLiant DL585 is one of the first servers which utilizes the dual-core AMD Opteron. A four-processor model with 2.2GHz dual-core chips scores 75 percent faster on a speed test using SAP's business software than a system with four 2.6GHz single-core processors, according to HP.

Credit: Hewlett-Packard

HP ProLiant DL585