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
AnandTech Cores
Threads
Base
Freq
Turbo
Freq
L2 L3 GPU
SPs
IGP
Freq
DRAM TDP
Ryzen Embedded R1606G 2C / 4T 2600 3500 1MB 4MB 192 1200 Dual Channel
with ECC
12W - 25W
Ryzen Embedded R1505G 2C / 4T 2400 3300 1MB 4MB 192 1000 Dual Channel
with ECC
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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  • Tams80 - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    Nope, 10Gb. And as the article states that these are to last until 2030, you'd bloody well hope they'd include 10Gb ports. Reply
  • nandnandnand - Friday, February 28, 2020 - link

    NOPE:

    https://www.amd.com/en/products/embedded-ryzen-r10...
    Reply
  • peevee - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    What a conditioning tech industry done on us - we cannot believe anything remotely decent these days, like support for 10GbE standard, IEEE 802.3ae-2002 - yes, from the freaking 2002! Reply
  • ksec - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    Sounds like a perfect fit for NAS. Synology and Qnap, are all having trouble getting enough CPUs from Intel. Hopefully this will be an opportunity for AMD. Reply
  • James5mith - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    If the CPU cores are capable enough, sounds like a perfect SMB/SOHO style pfsense machine.

    If it can run pfsense and inspect/route at 10GbE wire rate, then it's got a bright future ahead of it.
    Reply
  • pugster - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    I personally would like to see them replace the crappy old Atom based Nas. Reply
  • Soulkeeper - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    Are these zen2 on 7nm ?
    Or just a cut down zen1 on 12/14nm ?
    Reply
  • Shaggi72 - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    zen 14nm Reply
  • Operandi - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    What chip are these based on? Given the specs and power draw I'm going to guess Renoir? Reply
  • Shaggi72 - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    Dali Reply

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