News first started to emerge of an upcoming monster 12-core processor from AMD some weeks ago after it was leaked by an online retailer. In fact, AMD today announced its new range of Opteron 6000 processors to the world. You can read that announcement over here at their press release.
The lucky lads over at AnandTech managed to get hold one of these new server based processors from AMD, specifically they got their hands on the Opteron 6174 model. Not only did that get one, but they got two along with the required other hardware to compare this 2.2GHz part against the latest Intel Xeon processors in a dual CPU configuration.
We won't spoil all the results, but as you can see from the highly multi-threaded Cinebench 11.5 rendering test above, the AMD system is able to provide very solid results. This is fantastic news for AMD who has struggled for years now against Intel's strong reign in the processor market space.
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