View Full Version : Istanbul Opterons Finally Available

06-22-09, 04:39 AM
Good for AMD
Many have been waiting for quite some time to upgrade their Socket F systems with AMD's Istanbul six-core Opterons and it looks like they are finally available.

For those in Japan, it looks like AKIBA PC Hotline has spotted a few in the wild on retail shelves. If you're not lucky enough to find one on the shelves near you, they are available online as well. Newegg has a few of them (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010340727+1652848486&QksAutoSuggestion=&Configurator=&Subcategory=727&description=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=), but sadly they don't seem to have 2.6GHz Opteron 2435 available.

Istanbul is AMD's drop-in upgrade for the current Shanghai Opterons. AMD's gone with a 6MB L3 cache and a 45nm chip while adding two more cores for Socket F systems as well. Right now only the 2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, and 2.6GHz Opterons are available but AMD should be bringing more to the market soon. TweakTown (http://www.tweaktown.com/news/12574/istanbul_opterons_finally_available/index.html)

06-22-09, 08:54 AM
Amd should move 1207 socket to desktop but they did not and it's the biggest mistake they made.