AMD today announced the launch of its first 64-bit ARMv8-A-based Opteron A1100 microprocessor series code-named ‘Seattle’, which come in the form of System-on-Chip (SoC) to give life to Data-center’s where high performance is required with very low power consumption, which is why we are facing a consists series of three models available with 4 and 8 Cores. It took AMD nearly two years to bring the Opteron A1100 series to market.
AMD Opteron A1100 Series CPUs with 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57 cores
“The ARM ecosystem in the Datacenter is approaching a turning point and the addition of high-performance processors from AMD is another big step forward for customers looking for an ARM solution for data center,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, Enterprise Solutions, AMD.
“The macro trend of convergence between networks, servers and storage is an important catalyst in this evolution. Customers now have access to 64-bit ARM processors from one source of silicon, which also has decades of experience in delivering enterprise-class products, professional and embedded. “
All AMD Opteron A1100 SoCs come in a BGA format of 27 x 27 mm where they hide up to 8 ARM Cortex-A57 cores at a maximum frequency of 2.00 GHz with a TDP of 32W accompanied by up to 4 MB of cache Level 2 (L2) and up to 8 MB L3 cache.
These processors include a memory controller supporting up to 128 GB of RAM DDR3 / DDR4 memory in Dual Channel (64 GB per channel) in UDIMM, RDIMM or SO-DIMM up to format 1866 MHz. It adds an I / O integrated with PCIe 3.0 connectivity 8 lines to 14 SATA III 6.0 Gbps ports, two 10GbE ports and ARM TrustZone or Secure Boot (System co-processor) compilation.
AMD hasn’t reported final pricing yet, yet we were informed that the flagship AMD Opteron A1170 will valued under $150, think $149.99, and that the series will downsize from that point. AMD assures that the AMD A1100 Opteron series will have the capacity to go up against Intel Atom processors with regards to compiler performance. Will the AMD Opteron A1100 series have the capacity to rival the Intel Xeon Processor D product portfolio? AMD didn’t demonstrate to us any benchmarks, however, we are certain that this will come here in a matter of seconds!