AMD’s Opteron Processor Offers New Value (2Q03)

June, 2003


Advanced Micro Devices recent announcement of its Opteron family of processors offers a new opportunity to organizations wishing to move up to 64-bit computing. Back compatibility with 32-bit applications means that applications do not need to be recompiled before they can be run efficiently on the new processor. Early benchmarks of Opteron processors executing 64-bit code have show speed gains in comparison to Intel Itanium processors in many cases.