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AMD Takes On Intel's Atom With New Opteron Server Chips

AMD this week unveiled the Opteron X-Series, a new family of low-power server processors designed for scale-out server architectures. The processors are designed to compete against archrival Intel's Atom processor, and AMD touted a number of the Opteron X-Series speeds-and-feeds statistics.

"This is the highest-density, most power-efficient small-core x86 chip ever built," said Andrew Feldman, vice president and general manager of AMD's Server Business Unit.

But the game of technological leapfrog goes on: Intel has already announced a new line of Atom chips called Silvermont that are based on a system-on-a chip architecture and manufactured using Intel's 22nm design.


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