AMD Opteron 3200, 4200 and 6200 go on pre-order -

Bottom Line Telecommunications appears to have spilt the beans on the release of AMD's release of the Opteron 3200, 4200 and 6200 server chips.

Gennadiy Shvets at CPU-world.com got the scoop, so head over there for the pricing tables. The whole lot is now available for pre-order at Bottom Line which references two processors that no one has mentioned before the Opteron 6204 and 6262 HE.

Looking at the list, the Opteron 4200 family for two-way workstations and servers has six- and eight-core parts with clock frequencies ranging from 2.5GHz to 3.3GHz.

The Opteron 3200 range will be made up of three CPUs for one-way workstations which work in socket AM3+ motherboards. This means they could potentially see life on consumer AM3+ boards, CPU-world thinks.

The prices range from $114 for quad-core Opteron 3250 EE, and up to $263 for eight-core 3280 HE. If the prices fall a bit after the release, it would be logical to think that the quad-core 3250 and 3260 will be priced close to Athlon II 605e and 615e models. After all they have the same number of cores and power requirements. 

In the Opteron 4100 family energy efficient CPUs, such as Opteron 4164 EE and Opteron 4176 HE, are the most expensive. All other Opteron 4100 chips have official prices (in 1K quantities) from $99 to $316.

Opteron 6200 is comprised of 10 processors with 4, 8, 12 and 16 cores, which can be clocked to 3.3 GHz. The 16-core models are expensive and are priced from $588 for Opteron 6262 HE and 6272, and up to $1135 for high-power 6282 SE. 

We had not heard of the 6262 HE and 6204 before. The 6262 HE is a mid-power processor with 16 cores, 1.6 GHz clock speed, and 65 Watt ACP. The Opteron 6204 is the only quad-core chip from the Opteron 6200 line-up and is clocked at 3.3 GHz. We are guessing that the 6204, which is not a low-power Opteron, might have Turbo Core frequency to justify that price.