HP releases professional workstation with Six-core AMD Opteron processor



HP is no stranger when it comes to releasing new computers, but this time round things are a little bit different. After all, they have just announced the availability of their highly sought after Six-Core AMD Opteron 2400 Series processor-powered line of HP Workstations, targeting businesses and homes that need all the processing power they need and then some. These high-end workstation machines are able to be in their element when handling applications within fields such as engineering, 3-D digital content creation, oil and gas, and science, where the HP xw9400 Workstation won’t stutter or freeze up courtesy of the power of the new AMD Opteron processors that were specially developed to offer higher productivity, especially for multi-threaded applications, multi-tasking and mega-tasking environments.

Interestingly enough, the HP xw9400 Workstation is able to hold up to a pair of Six-Core AMD Opteron processors, giving you a grand total of a dozen cores. Each individual core is already not a pushover, boasting up to 34% more performance per watt over the previous-generation quad-core processors, so imagine what a dozen of these puppies are able to achieve for your work. While these won’t be able to track down any alien lifeforms using the SETI program, it is still able to handle a whole bunch of tests thrown at it, passing with flying colors to boot. The introduction of AMD HyperTransport 3.0 technology (HT3) increases interconnect rates from 2 gigatransfers per second (GT/s) up to a maximum 4.8 GT/s, while you can further augment its performance by throwing in, if budget permits, the ATI FirePro V7750 3-D workstation graphics accelerator.

All that firepower doesn’t mean the HP xw9400 Workstation is one meanie to the environment – no sir, in fact it has even been registered as an Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold product, practically the highest rating available. This ensures that over 90% of the machine is recyclable by weight, where the tool-less chassis makes upgrades a quick and painless affair. Depending on the configuration of choice, prices start from $1,899 upwards.

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