“AMD has updated server makers that it is planning to bring forward the launch of 45nm server processors (Shanghai) from the original schedule of January 2009 to mid-October. Nine CPUs with core frequencies between 2.3-2.7GHz will be offerered initially, according to sources at server makers.
The nine Shanghai processors will include five 2-way and four 8-way models. All will support the company’s socket F (1207), and include an on-die DDR2 memory controller and 6MB L2 cache.
In February 2009, AMD will launch five 55W low-voltage server CPUs – three 2-way and two 8-way – and two 105W high-performance models – one 2-way and an 8-way.
Shanghai processors will only support HyperTransport 1.0 initially. Models supporting HyperTransport 3.0 will be released in the second quarter of 2009. AMD is also planning to launch a new server chipset (SR5600) in the second quarter of 2009, the sources added.”
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Coming soon to a server room near you
As we discussed on the podcast, AMD’s first 45nm parts will be aimed at the server market and they will be arriving soon. According to DigiTimes, the first nine processors should be appearing within the next couple of months. They won’t even be that slow, with some models well above 2GHz. If you want the high performance versions, you will have to wait until February.