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AMD to Deliver Low-Power Opterons in 2004

AMD plans to offer what it calls mid- and low-power AMD Opteron processors in 2004, the company announced this week.

The 64-bit Opteron processors, which differ from Intel's Itanium processor in that they use the x86 instruction set, will be available at 55 watts and 30 watts. They will be offered across the Opteron product line in the 100, 200 and 800 series.

Intel last week began shipping its first low-power, 64-bit Itanium processor, code-named Deerfield, which consumes 62 watts. That processor, which runs at 1 GHz with 1.5 MB of L3 cache, uses about half the power of other current Itanium 2 chips.

AMD began shipping its Opteron processors in April. Microsoft has plans to deliver versions of Windows supporting Opteron in the coming months.

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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