AMD Launches Ultra-Low-Power Ryzen Embedded APUs: Starting at 6Wby Anton Shilov on February 27, 2020 12:00 PM EST
While it doesn't get the same attention as their high-profile mobile, desktop, or server CPU offerings, AMD's embedded division is an important fourth platform for the chipmaker. To that end, this week the company is revealing its lowest-power Ryzen processors ever, with a new series of embedded chips that are designed for use in ultra-compact commercial and industrial systems.
The chips in question are the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1102G and the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1305G SoCs. These parts feature a 6 W or a configurable 8 W - 10 W TDP, respectively. Both SoCs feature two Zen cores with or without simultaneous multithreading, AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics, 1 MB L2 cache, 4 MB L3 cache, a single channel or a dual-channel memory controller, and two 10 GbE ports.
|AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000-Series APUs|
|Ryzen Embedded R1606G||2C / 4T||2600||3500||1MB||4MB||192||1200||Dual Channel
|12W - 25W|
|Ryzen Embedded R1505G||2C / 4T||2400||3300||1MB||4MB||192||1000||Dual Channel
|12W - 25W|
|Ryzen Embedded R1305G||2C / 4T||1500||2800||1MB||4MB||192||1000||Dual Channel||8W - 10W|
|Ryzen Embedded R1102G||2C / 2T||1200||2600||1MB||4MB||192||1000||Single Channel with ECC||6W|
AMD says that a low TDP and reduced number of supported DIMMs (in case of the R1102G) enable system makers to simplify their designs and make them cheaper as compared to machines that run AMD's higher performing and higher TDP Ryzen Embedded processors.
AMD’s first customers to use the Ryzen Embedded R1102G and the Ryzen Embedded R1305G SoCs will be Kontron, which has a scalable D3713-V/R Mini-ITX platform, and Simply NUC, which has its Red Oak miniature PC. Other makers may get a 4x4 motherboard from Sapphire based on AMD's new Ryzen Embedded R1000-series APUs.
Both ultra-low-power AMD Ryzen Embedded APUs will be available for the next 10 years, meaning availability will stretch all the way till 2030.
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mode_13h - Saturday, February 29, 2020 - linkWeird. There's apparently an unannounced Ryzen 3 Pro 2100GE with 2/4 cores/threads and Vega 3 graphics.
Foeketijn - Saturday, February 29, 2020 - linkLet this be the basis for a gen 11 microserver that will pick things up where gen8 left (gen 10 is still making donuts during the race).
Namisecond - Saturday, April 4, 2020 - linkI think HP is going to kill off their ProLiant Microserver line.
mode_13h - Saturday, February 29, 2020 - linkBTW, I'm a little disappointed their embedded line is still on 14 nm, but maybe the can't or don't want to sign up for 10 year availability on 12 nm.
I didn't expect 7 nm, as they're still in the process of launching their mainstream APUs for it, and embedded always seems to trail mainstream (probably for the sake of cost reductions and the benefit of a few respins).
serendip - Saturday, February 29, 2020 - linkWould these work for tablets and cheap laptops?
mode_13h - Monday, March 2, 2020 - linkWalmart has a $270 laptop based on the equivalent Dali APUs.
oRAirwolf - Sunday, March 1, 2020 - linkI'm still waiting to see any motherboard with AMD 10gbe Ethernet. There have been plenty of other AMD CPUs in the server space that offer this feature, but the motherboards always end up shipping with Intel or aquantia 10gbe chipsets.
Qasar - Monday, March 2, 2020 - linki dont think amd has their own networking chip, they use intel, realtech or others...
mode_13h - Monday, March 2, 2020 - linkDo AMD chipsets even *have* integrated Ethernet MACs?
svan1971 - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - linkSynology are you getting this?