AMD boosts Opteron to 3 GHz

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From c|net’s

Advanced Micro Devices has begun quietly selling new 3GHz versions of its dual-core Opteron server processor.

The new “special edition” models, the 2222 SE and 8222 SE, feature higher performance but consume up to 120 watts compared with 95 watts for conventional 2.8GHz Opterons and 68 watts for 2.6GHz high-efficiency models.

The official launch happens today. This comes amid news that AMD lost a bundle in the first quarter of 2007.