AMD officially launched their eight and twelve core x86 server processors, known as the Magny Cours chips. They will be sold under the designation Opteron 6100 series.
The new 12 core CPUs were not a huge surprise to be seen today: there has been no shortage of leaks and rumors; in fact, some Magny Cours chips already found their way for sale on eBay.
Besides offering the excess of cores, the new Opterons have 4 memory channels, HyperTransport 3.0 tech, and new power management features which increase both the thread and processing capacity without boosting the power drain.
The eight core Opteron 6136 (2.4GHz) will be about $750, while the twelve core Opteron 6174 (2.2GHz) will go for about $1165 USD.