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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Tams80 - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - linkNope, 10Gb. And as the article states that these are to last until 2030, you'd bloody well hope they'd include 10Gb ports.
nandnandnand - Friday, February 28, 2020 - linkNOPE:
peevee - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - linkWhat 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!
ksec - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - linkSounds 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.
James5mith - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - linkIf 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.
pugster - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - linkI personally would like to see them replace the crappy old Atom based Nas.
Soulkeeper - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - linkAre these zen2 on 7nm ?
Or just a cut down zen1 on 12/14nm ?
Shaggi72 - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - linkzen 14nm
Operandi - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - linkWhat chip are these based on? Given the specs and power draw I'm going to guess Renoir?
Shaggi72 - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - linkDali