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General information
LaunchedApril 2003
Discontinuedearly 2017
Common manufacturer(s)
  • AMD
Max. CPU clock rate1.4 GHz to 3.5 GHz
HyperTransport speeds800 MHz to 3200 MHz
Architecture and classification
Technology node130 nm to 28 nm
Instruction setx86-64, ARMv8-A
Physical specifications
  • 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 & 16
PredecessorAthlon MP
SuccessorEpyc (Server), Ryzen Threadripper/Threadripper Pro (Workstation)

Opteron is AMD's x86 former server and workstation processor line, and was the first processor which supported the AMD64 instruction set architecture (known generically as x86-64 or AMD64). It was released on April 22, 2003, with the SledgeHammer core (K8) and was intended to compete in the server and workstation markets, particularly in the same segment as the Intel Xeon processor. Processors based on the AMD K10 microarchitecture (codenamed Barcelona) were announced on September 10, 2007, featuring a new quad-core configuration. The most-recently released Opteron CPUs are the Piledriver-based Opteron 4300 and 6300 series processors, codenamed "Seoul" and "Abu Dhabi" respectively.

In January 2016, the first ARMv8-A based Opteron-branded SoC was released,[1] though it is unclear what, if any, heritage this Opteron-branded product line shares with the original Opteron technology other than intended use in the server space.

  1. ^ De Gelas, Johan (January 14, 2016). "The Silver Lining of the Late AMD Opteron A1100 Arrival". anandtech.com. AnandTech. Retrieved September 5, 2020.

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