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AMD announces Opteron x48 line-up

Boosts memory support to 400MHz DDR

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AMD today rolled out Opteron 148, 248 and 848 processors, as anticipated.

The three chips - for one-way, two-way and four- to eight-way systems, respectively - cost $733, $913 and $3199 a pop, when ordered in batches of 1000 processors. The 148 and 248 have come in higher than we'd heard might be the case. We'd been expecting the 148 to be priced at $669, the prices of the 146 before AMD reduced it to $438 on 27 October. The 848's price was on the mark.

AMD also confirmed today that the new chips support 400MHz DDR SDRAM memory, and added that new Opteron 146, 246 and 846 chips will soon be released that support PC3200 DIMMs too. Those three and previous Opterons currently only support 333MHz PC2700 DDR DIMMs.

As yet, only the 248 is available - both the 148 and 848 will ship next month, AMD said. ®

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