On Wednesday, AMD Inc. introduced the 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron EE processor with the company's lowest x86 quad-core server power band.

The 45nm Quad-Core is designed for dense data center environment offering full suite of virtualization and power management capabilities. It is best for environment such as: cloud computing and web serving.

“The EE processor is ideal for cloud computing environments, which demand both extreme energy efficiency and a balanced system that can handle high transactional demands,” said Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager, Server Workstation Business, AMD.

The Quad-Core AMD Opteron EE processor has 13 percent power savings in platform-level power consumption and up to a 14 percent reduction in processor power at idle time and delivers up to 62 percent improved performance-per-watt compare to its previous version Opteron HE processor.

“Adding the 40 watt EE power band to the Quad-Core AMD Opteron line-up helps our customers achieve maximum value for their unique data center needs across the board,” Patla added.

In addition, AMD also announced the newest processors available in the HE, standard, and SE power bands, as well as support for HyperTransport 3 technology, a new fine-tuning feature called AMD Core Select meaning IT managers has now the capability to turn off and on one or more cores depending on specific operating conditions and workloads.