Posts Tagged ‘amd’

Manju Hegde moves to AMD

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

I guess you read the title and immediately asked yourself the “Who the fudge is that?!?” question. Well, he’s the founder and CEO of Ageia. Still doesn’t ring a bell? Maybe Ageia‘s only product will – PhysX. Yeah, yeah – he’s the dude behind PhysX and he’s moving to AMD. For what, we don’t know yet, but we’re pretty sure he’s not gonna be a janitor.

Manju Hegde

Will Hegde‘s decision be a problem for nVidia? Will AMD finally have a PhysX implementation? Will graphic cards’ prices fall because of dishonest competition between the two companies? We can only hope 😀

AMD’s new 12-core Magny-Cours Opterons available for sale

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Missouri-based custom server and workstation maker Oakville Mehlville Computers started selling four 12-core Opteron 6174 processors on eBay today. The starting bid for the four-pack is set to 7,000$.

Magny Cours

The interesting thing here is that these processors are not announced by AMD yet. Still, judging from their markings, they don’t seem to be engineering samples. Each one of them features twelve cores running at a clock speed of 2.20GHz, has 12MB of unified L3 cache and 6MB L2 cache (512KB of cache per core). The central processing units code-named Magny-Cours have quad-channel PC3-10600 (DDR3 1333MHz) memory controllers and are designed for the socket G34 platform.

Magny Cours

The processors are tray-packaged, so the lucky bidder must think of a way to cool them. More over, at the time of writing this, there are no announced socket G34 motherboards available for sale… 😉

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