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AMD Launches the Embedded G-Series SoC Platform

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AMD’s new Embedded G-Series SoC Platform features its next generation “Jaguar” CPU architecture, Radeon HD 8000 graphics and is advertised as offering “exceptional performance with shared resources to help reduce power consumption and die space."

At this year’s Design West Conference, AMD announced its new Embedded G-Series System-on-Chip (SoC) platform which is based on its next generation “Jaguar” CPU architecture. It integrates an embedded Radeon HD 8000 series GPU, a combination that the company views as setting a “new bar for SoC design” and “further signifies a strategic push to focus on high-growth markets outside the PC industry.”

The platform has full support for DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2x and OpenCL 1.2 and reportedly offers spectacular performance given its low TDP, die size and overall footprint. Specifically, AMD says that the G-Series SoC offers up to 113 percent improved CPU performance and 120 percent improved GPU performance over the prior generation of G-Series APUs, and more significantly, a 125 percent and 500 percent advantage over the Intel Atom when running “multiple industry-standard” compute and graphics-intensive benchmarks.

AMD will initially be releasing five low-power x86 SKUs that all have ECC memory support, industrial temperature range of -40°C to 85°C, an I/O controller, and are priced between $49 and $72.

Name

GX-210HA

GX-217GA

GX-415GA

GX-416RA

GX-420CA

Cores

2

2

4

4

4

CPU Clock

1.0 GHz

1.65 GHz

1.5 GHz

1.6 GHz

2.0 GHz

TDP

9 W

15 W

15 W

15 W

25 W

iGPU

HD 8210E

HD 8280E

HD 8330E

None

HD 8400E

iGPU Clock

300 MHz

500 MHz

500  MHz

-

600 MHz


“We have built a treasure trove of industry-leading IP in processors, graphics and multimedia along with the infrastructure to combine these building blocks into unsurpassed embedded SOC solutions,” said Arun Iyengar, vice president and general manager, AMD Embedded Solutions. “With a 33 percent smaller footprint, low power consumption and exceptional performance, the new AMD Embedded G-Series SoC sets the bar for content-rich multimedia and traditional workload processing that is ideal for a broad variety of embedded applications.”

The platform supports Windows Embedded 8 and Linux and is designed for a wide array of embedded applications such as industrial control, digital signage, electronic gaming systems, SMB storage, IP-TV, medical and network appliances, and set-top boxes.

The AMD Embedded G-Series SoC is scheduled for general availability in Q2 2013, which is expected to be followed by a “comprehensive ecosystem of industry-leading embedded solution providers supporting and/or announcing market-ready products” powered by the platform.

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    spentshells , April 24, 2013 12:10 PM
    Wow now I see why intel released that low power ivy bridge celeron to bad it's so expensive.
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    MANOFKRYPTONAK , April 24, 2013 12:20 PM
    Looks good :D , But I want the eight core with the built in GPU like the PS4 and new XBOX. That looks to me to be like a great value. Especially if you could crossfire a dedicated with the on chip GPU.
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    dalethepcman , April 24, 2013 12:29 PM
    Add in one of those new WD black 5mm 2.5" drives, 8gb of ram and slot loading thin bd drive and make me a 4"x6"x1" HTPC already...
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    tului , April 24, 2013 12:49 PM
    I wouldn't mind seeing an Ubuntu Touch x86 based tablet. With a real PC UEFI/BIOS, not some locked bootloader crap.
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    Cryio , April 24, 2013 1:19 PM
    Are these those SoC made specifically for tablets?
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    sonofliberty08 , April 24, 2013 2:10 PM
    25W for quad core 2.0GHz with HD 8400E on die looks intresting
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    BringMeAnother , April 24, 2013 2:11 PM
    I think 9W TDP might be enough for passive cooling. I don't get the 15W ones though. At 15W, they should compare their performance to the current Core i5 and Core i7 U CPUs, not the Atom.
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    shafe88 , April 24, 2013 5:08 PM
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    I think 9W TDP might be enough for passive cooling. I don't get the 15W ones though. At 15W, they should compare their performance to the current Core i5 and Core i7 U CPUs, not the Atom.
    Cause their not meant to compete I i series processors, their designed for low power applications. I would like to see the 15w quad core compared with a dual core atom, 4 cores 4 threads vs 2 cores 4 threads. Although the 15w quad core would make a sweet little HTPC.

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    artk2219 , April 25, 2013 1:20 PM
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    I think 9W TDP might be enough for passive cooling. I don't get the 15W ones though. At 15W, they should compare their performance to the current Core i5 and Core i7 U CPUs, not the Atom.


    CPU wise yes I can see it getting destroyed, GPU wise it would probably do the same to the equivalent I series Graphics. In short, things kind of stay as they are. Either way some interesting products are coming, and thats something to look forward to.