AMD's 'Istanbul' six-core Opteron processors

We crack open a six-pack
— 1:41 PM on June 1, 2009

The new "Istanbul" Opteron packs six cores into a single chip, which makes it the fastest, most power-efficient Opteron yet. But can it match Intel's formidable Nehalem Xeons? The answer might surprise you in more ways than one.

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