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AMD Hitting The Casino Floor With Embedded R-Series

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AMD is now offering its Piledriver core in its R-series of APUs targeting the embedded applications market.

AMD is well settled in the high-volume embedded market that addresses the needs of digital signage, casino gaming, point-of-sale systems, and kiosks with low-cost processors. The company already offers embedded versions of Opteron, Athlon, Athlon X2, Turion II Neo and Athlon II Neo, Sempron, Geode and G-series processors. However, the R-series is the first AMD product to offer an embedded version of an APU with integrated graphics that could attract customers due to a favorable cost proposition.

"AMD pioneered the embedded APU to offer our customers a high-performance, power-efficient, small form-factor embedded processor," said AMD's Buddy Broeker in a prepared statement. "With the AMD Embedded R-Series, we are taking our APU technology to the next level. By leveraging its seamlessly integrated heterogeneous system architecture, developers can tap into a high-performance and efficient parallel processing engine to accelerate their graphics- and compute-intensive applications, all while using industry-standard libraries such as OpenCL and DirectCompute."

According to AMD, the dual- and quad-core R-series is rated at a TDP of 17 to 35 watts and comes with a video compression engine that includes a dedicated hardware encoder, secure asset management, as well as enhancements to the Unified Video Decoder that enable the R-series to decode HD as well as 3D video. The APUs support up to four displays simultaneously, can run display resolutions of up to 4K by 2k at 30 fps, and can power up to ten separate displays when combined with a Radeon Embedded 6000 series graphics card.

The APUs are offered in eight versions ranging from the 1.9 GHz, dual-core R-252F (17 watt) to the 2.3 GHz, quad-core R-464L (35 watt). All APUs will become available during Q2.

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    alvine , May 22, 2012 3:14 PM
    go amd good for them
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    s3anister , May 22, 2012 3:26 PM
    Now I can feel better about losing money at the Casino. Let's just hope the machine I'm on has AMD inside.
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    chomlee , May 22, 2012 3:47 PM
    My wife is addicted to those Quick Hits machines
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    mavroxur , May 22, 2012 4:12 PM
    Maybe AMD finally found it's niche market. Low to low-mid end embedded applications.
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    nebun , May 22, 2012 4:22 PM
    mavroxurMaybe AMD finally found it's niche market. Low to low-mid end embedded applications.

    lol....if you can't compete take the easy way out, lol...good for them, i guess
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    BulkZerker , May 22, 2012 4:45 PM
    nebunlol....if you can't compete take the easy way out, lol...good for them, i guess


    Why make Cristal when more people drink Bud Light? So you can brag? This is Business son bragging for the jackass on the corner wearing hand me down looking clothes that are brand new, covered in rind-stones and wearing 40lbs of iron pyrite on his neck fingers and teeth.
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    Anonymous , May 22, 2012 6:37 PM
    If you've ever owned AMD stock, you'll never feel the need to go to a casino ever again.
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    sonofliberty08 , May 22, 2012 6:56 PM
    so now we will have the HD 3D with directx11 enable on the jackpot machine
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    chomlee , May 22, 2012 7:46 PM
    BaaahIf you've ever owned AMD stock, you'll never feel the need to go to a casino ever again.

    I do both on a regular basis and I can honestly tell you they are pretty much the same gamble (unless you where lucky enough to get AMD at $2.00 a couple of years ago like I was). Nvidia, Pandora, and Netflix are pretty much the same boat. I own a bit of all of them and its been a rough year.
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    eddieroolz , May 22, 2012 9:42 PM
    If Fusion pays off, it's in applications like this.
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    Anonymous , May 24, 2012 12:26 PM
    http://www.quixant.com/p_qx40.htm