“Advanced Micro Devices has delivered its first server chipsets derived from its acquisition of ATI Technologies.
The Fiorano platform that launches today will have three different chipsets, not the one pairing of the I/O hub and southbridge that we had been lead to expect when AMD sped up its Opteron chip roll out in April, just ahead of the debut of the six-core “Istanbul” Opteron processors for two-socket and quad-socket boxes back in early June.”
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The three flavours of Fiorano
Source: The Register
The first motherboard chipset AMD has developed since the acquisition of ATI was to be for not just the Magny-Cours processors but also in different forms for the eventual release of Maranello and San Marino. Instead of only releasing the SR5690 chipset for Magny-Cours, they have also paired the SR5670, and SR5650 I/O hubs to the SP5100 southbridge and launched them today. We don’t know the full specs of these chipsets yet but we do know certain things about what they have been designed for. The SR5690 is specifically for the 12 core Magny-Cours in 2 or 4 CPU socket motherboards, the other two for 1 or 2 sockets. There is more about these server chipsets over at The Register, just waiting for you to click over.