Fujitsu-Siemens has released a new series of workstations based around AMD's Opteron processors. As well as supporting dual-core chips, the company is also trumpeting the units' low noise output and environmentally-friendly power consumption.

 border=0 />The Celsius V830 can utilize up to two Opteron chips, supporting the 265 (1.8GHz), 270 (2.0GHz), and 275 (2.2GHz) dual core versions, plus the 200-based single core range. The dual core versions include two processor cores, which can dramatically speed up intensive applications such as 3D rendering and image manipulation.
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The workstation has eight RAM slots that enables up to 32GB of RAM and utilizes an NVidia nForce Professional motherboard that has x16 PCI Express slots. This enables two NVidia graphics cards to be used to boost real-time graphics performance, through the company

The chassis has four 3.5-inch hard drive bays and three 5.25-inch optical drive bays. Serial-ATA drives are supported as standard, with an optional SCSI controller adding support for Ultra 320 drives.

Fujitsu-Siemens claims that its improvements to the chassis design and thermal management system makes the Celsius V830 up to 50 per cent quieter than competitive systems. This is helped by AMD's PowerNow! power management technology, which slow down fans when possible to keep power and noise levels down.