"In delivering the last single-core AMD Opteron Processor we continue to show our commitment to customer-centric innovation and industry-leading technologies," said Thomas Stenberg, AMD. "We are cognizant of the needs of our customers and even as the industry shifts towards multi-core, AMD continues to offer single-core AMD Opteron processors that address today's datacenter concerns such as performance, power efficiency and TCO."
The AMD Opteron x56 series will provide incremental performance for customers looking for the best single-threaded application performance. Today's news demonstrates AMD’s successful execution and completion of its single-core AMD Opteron processor roadmap, which has helped AMD's increase in overall WW x86 server system market share from 5.4% in Q404 to 12.7% in Q405 according to Gartner.
AMD has achieved success in the market with the AMD Opteron processor family because of customer-centric innovations like Direct Connect Architecture and AMD PowerNow! Technology with Optimized Power Management that help meet customer demands today. AMD's seamless upgrade from single-core to dual-core processors shows that the company is continuing its trend of customer focused innovation as it drives the industry's transition to dual core.
AMD expects to offer customers single-core x56 AMD Opteron processors as long as the market for these processors remain.
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