Energy-Efficient Technologies from AMD
- As of November 14, 2011, AMD Opteron™ processor Models 4200 EE have the lowest known power per core of any x86 server processor, at 35W TDP (35W/8 = 4.375W/core). Intel's lowest power per core server processor, L5630, is 40W TDP (40W/4 = 10W/core). See http://www.intel.com/Assets/PDF/prodbrief/323501.pdf. Previous record held by AMD Opteron processor Models 4100 EE at 35W TDP / 6 cores = 5.83 W/core.
- In APML-enabled platforms based on TOP 500® List from June 2011 (1-100). See http://www.top500.org/list/2011/06/100.
- Based on testing in AMD Performance Labs as of August, 2011, an AMD Opteron™ processor model 6174 (12-core 2.2GHz) consumes 11.7W in the active idle C1E power state while an AMD Opteron™ processor model 6276 (16-core 2.3GHz) consumes only 6.4W in the active idle C1E power state with new C6 power gating employed. System configuration: “Drachma” reference design kit, 32GB (8 x 4GB DDR3-1333) memory, 500GB SATA disk drive, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 x64 Enterprise Edition R2. SVR-60