AMD has updated server makers that it is planning to bring forward the launch of 45nm server processors (Shanghai) from the original schedule of January 2009 to mid-October. Nine CPUs with core frequencies between 2.3-2.7GHz will be offerer ed initially, according to sources at server makers.
The nine Shanghai processors will include five 2-way and four 8-way models. All will support the company's socket F (1207), and include an on-die DDR2 memory controller and 6MB L2 cache.
In February 2009, AMD will launch five 55W low-voltage server CPUs ??“ three 2-way and two 8-way ??“ and two 105W high-performance models ??“ one 2-way and an 8-way.
Shanghai processors will only support HyperTransport 1.0 initially. Models supporting HyperTransport 3.0 will be released in the second quarter of 2009. AMD is also planning to launch a new server chipset (SR5600) in the second quarter of 2009, the sources added.