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AMD announces Operton A1100, an 8-core ARM-based SoC

AMD leans on ARM for its new Opteron A1100, an 8-core SoC based on a 64-bit ARM chip (NYSE:AMD)

| CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Jan 29, 2014 11:28 am

AMD has just announced its new Opteron A1100 processor, a chip built on a 64-bit capable ARM-based server SoC. This chip has been branded as an Opteron processor, which is the first processor the two companies have worked together on.

 

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The new Opteron A1100, codenamed "Seattle", comes in two flavors: four or eight CPU cores. These cores are based on ARM's Cortex-A57 design, which can be clocked up to 2GHz. Each core shares 1MB of L2 cache, as well as a total of 8MB of L3 cache that all shares can access. The SoC is built at GlobalFoundaries on a 28nm process.

 

Opteron A1100's memory controller is capable of supporting both DDR3 and DDR4 memory through its 128-bit bus, and AMD's reference platform will support up to 128GB of Registered DDR3 DIMMs. The SoC features an 8 lane PCIe 3.0 controller that supports one x8 or two x4 slot configurations, plus an 8-port 6Gbps SATA controller, and two 10GbE ports.

 

AMD's new Opteron A1100 chip will sample in March, with the company predicting that ARM-based solutions will occupy 25% of the server market by 2019.

NEWS SOURCES:Techspot.com

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