Only two thermal bins are launching with the long-awaited Barcelona – standard and HE bins. Standard bin processors have 95-Watt TDPs while the HE bin processors have lower 68-Watt TDPs. AMD’s high end SE bin, which typically has a 120-Watt TDP, will not join the launch lineup.
AMD’s two-way capable quad-core Opteron 2300 series launch with five new models – 2350, 2347, 2347 HE, 2346 HE and 2344 HE. Pricing for the two-way capable models start at around $206 and go up as high as $372. Quad-core Opteron 2300 HE models command an approximate $60 premium over standard models, clock for clock.
AMD Barcelona Prices Outted?
Source: Daily Tech
It would seem Daily Tech has gotten the initial pricing sheet for AMD’s upcoming Barcelona processor launch later this month. If the numbers are correct, the most expensive 2-series Opteron processor is going to top out at 2.0 GHz and $372 – a bargain considering how much top-end server processors usually sell for. The only draw back here is that the pricing could be reflective of the performance levels we’ll see out of the CPU.