AMD might not be able to keep up the pace when it comes to Intel’s CPU power consumption. So it decided to change its pathway to Opteron X series featuring X2150 quad-core APU and X1150 quad core CPU. These devices have the potential to perform better when compared to Intel’s Atom offering. These are the most power proficient small core processors ever built. Especially the new X2150 and X1150 wipe the floor of defeating the top achieving Intel Atom processor on throughout remarkable performance with power efficiency with twice amount of cores and L2 cache, improved pipeline architecture and support for up to 32 GB of DRAM which is four times more than Intel Atom processor.
AMD Opteron X-series processor X2150 utilizes as low as 11 watts being the first server APU (SoC) that possesses both CPU and GPU engines joined with a high-speed bus on a single die clocked at 1.9 GHz. This indirectly gives an opportunity to customers to take advantage of the leading AMD Radeon HD 8000 graphic technology for media oriented work which increases the clock speed up to 600MHz. Similarly the other variant i.e. X1150 consumes as little as 9 watts which is a standard CPU for general working. It can be clocked up to 2.0 GHz.
The X series processor include integrated USB2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, display port, VGA and HDMI ports, 2MB of L2 cache and support for up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 memory.
Price of X2150 is set at US$ 99 while X1150 is priced at US$64.