45nm Opterons surface in e-tail listings

AMD’s 45nm quad-core Opteron processors are closing in. CNet news has spotted listings for the upcoming chips at two online retailers—PC Connection and Buy.com. Those listings show four eight-way Opterons and two two-way models, all with clock speeds between 2.4GHz and 2.7GHz.

The Opteron 8384—the fastest of the bunch—will set you back $2,336 if you pre-order it at Buy.com right now. The same e-tailer also offers a $2,027 Opteron 8382, a $1,646 Opteron 8380, and a $1,266 Opteron 8378. Those prices aren’t exactly low, but all of these CPUs should work in eight-socket systems, and CNet News says they run at respective speeds of 2.7GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.5GHz, and 2.4GHz.

On the two-socket front, Buy.com also lists a 2.6GHz Opteron 2382 for $949 and a 2.5GHz Opteron 2380 for $759. You can get these two chips (and the four 8300-series specimens) for a few bucks less by grabbing heatsink-less versions, though. PC Connection lists the same models, but with (substantially) higher prices.

CNet News quotes “industry sources” as saying AMD will officially unveil 45nm Opterons on November 13. AMD’s Pat Patla confirmed last month that servers touting these new CPUs will ship this quarter, and he also claimed that 45nm Opterons will perform 20% better clock-for-clock than today’s offerings.

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    • mattthemuppet
    • 11 years ago

    wow, $300 per 100MHz increment on the 8-way models is pretty incredible!

    • rivieracadman
    • 11 years ago

    Good. I need to update my duel 940 boxes, and have been waiting to see what AMD is going to bring to the table. I wonder how well they’ll stack up against the C2Q series. Plus, since Phenoms or Athlons are usually several hundred Mhz more then Optrons, we may just see those 3Ghz chips before Christmas. No wonder Intel’s been keeping their C2Q prices down. All good news.

    • bfellow
    • 11 years ago

    Big corporate IT groups are always looking at PC Connection and Buy.com for their server needs [/sarcasm]

      • xtalentx
      • 11 years ago

      Buy.com no… But many larger IT groups use PC Connection for IT procurement.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 11 years ago

    I like how people interchangably use the terms investing and day trading or holding a stock for a whopping few months.

    • Chillectric
    • 11 years ago

    Wow those are expensive. AMD for servers on Novemeber 13, and Intel for desktops on November 19.

    I wonder if AMD will take back some marketshare in DP and MP server segments.

    • pluscard
    • 11 years ago

    AMD’s stock was up the last couple days also. Those that bought at the bottom will double their money in a matter of weeks. At one point it was only $2 something per share.

    It’s like you have to buy when there is complete panic, and sell when things start getting comfortable.

    Plus

      • wingless
      • 11 years ago

      That is EXACTLY what you want to do if you invest in stocks.

      Also you all should have ~6 months of your annual income saved up in a savings account as safe money. Also carry Cash Value Life Insurance (Whole Life), Health, and Disability Insurance to guard against risk and protect your family’s assets. After your safe money and protection are in place you can build your moderate investments, like mutual funds with risk very spread out, and your risky investments, like investing in individual stocks.

      To simplify, always put away money in this order: Safe money (Savings and Insurance)–> Moderate Investments (mutual funds, etc)–> High Risk (day trading)

      Most of all, pay off your credit cards before you risk your money on stocks. If all is done, then you can gamble on AMD.

        • jasonalwaysready
        • 11 years ago

        “(Whole Life)”
        whole life is a HORRIBLE investment, as well as trading individual stocks…

          • MadManOriginal
          • 11 years ago

          Life insurance is an investment for your heirs not for yourself. It’s both inheritance and income tax free and the beneficiary gets cash to do whatever they like with unlike IRA inheritance.

      • Sargent Duck
      • 11 years ago

      Buy low sell high ring a bell?

      • xtalentx
      • 11 years ago

      I sit on my stocks forvever. I have several thousand shares of Microsoft I bought about 12 years ago along with a Intel, IBM and Apple. I could have sold many times and made a nice profit but I just let them sit there. When I retire in 30 years I will probably cash them in or just give them to my kids.

      Day trading is not for me. I am in it for the long haul.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 11 years ago

        Those are good long-term investments especially the dividend-yielding ones. The only time I’ve intentionally traded short-term is with things I know are bubbly like commodities recently.

      • Vasilyfav
      • 11 years ago

      That’s warren buffet’s investment strategy. I may be grossly mistaken but he’s pretty well off by my standards 😀

        • MadManOriginal
        • 11 years ago

        Buffet doesn’t do technology but even if he did AMD’s debt would turn him off. Also even if the price is rediculously low, like asset value, he prefers not to do short-term trades either. But buy low sell high is pretty common sense 😉

      • ssidbroadcast
      • 11 years ago

      Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve seen *you* here.

      Also, I WAS going to buy at 2.98 but eTrade doesn’t allow new accounts to purchase stocks >$10 for the 1st 7 business days.

    • Anonymous Coward
    • 11 years ago

    I can hardly wait to see the test. Vroom!

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