Featured Articles

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC has announced that it will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET products in the second half of 2015, in late…

More...
AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD has missed earnings targets and is planning a substantial job cuts. The company reported quarterly earnings yesterday and the street is…

More...
Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

As expected, Google has finally released the eagerly awaited Nexus 6 phablet and its first 64-bit device, the Nexus 9 tablet.

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:15

Intel launches server friendly Atom S1200

Written by Peter Scott

Gets roasted by AMD

Intel finally seems to be taking the micro server market seriously Chipzilla has introduced a new Atom family, designed specifically to power energy efficient servers.

Codenamed Centertron, the S1200 series is based on Intel’s 32nm Saltwell architecture and clocked between 1.6GHz and 2GHz. Unlike consumerish Atoms, dual-core Centertrons also feature server tech, such as VT virtualization, support for ECC memory and a total of eight PCIe lanes. Centertron also uses the new FCBGA1283 socket.

The entry level S1220 runs at 1.6GHz and features a TDP of 8.1W. The S1240 is a more efficient version, clocked at 1.6GHz, but with a 6.1W TDP. The S1260 hits 2GHz, but comes with an 8.6W TDP.

And now for some Intel bashing, courtesy of AMD and SeaMicro.

In an email fired off in response to Intel’s announcement, AMD blasts Intel for ignoring the micro-server “party” and wonders if the S1200 is “too little, too late.” It goes on to state that Intel refused to support SeaMicro in its bid to promote 64-bit dual-core Atoms. AMD (and SeaMicro) also bashed Intel for failing to gain much share in the tablet and smartphone markets.

It’s not like AMD is making a killing in said markets, but we guess all is fair in love and war.

You can check out the letter here.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments