AMD has announced new CPU offerings for the AMD Embedded R-Series high-performance computing platform, along with the introduction of a discrete GPU promotional program intended to provide embedded designers more choices for meeting demanding performance requirements in markets such as digital signage and gaming.
The new options include quad-core and dual-core CPUs scaling from 2.2 GHz to 3.2 GHz with thermal design power ranging from 17 to 35 watts for applications that require high performance x86 computing such as network attached storage. To address high-end visual needs for applications such as digital gaming and digital signage that require high-performance x86 computing coupled with discrete graphics, AMD is introducing a new discrete GPU promotional program that provides customers with both a CPU and discrete GPU, the company said.
The discrete graphics promotional program combines new AMD R-Series CPUs with discrete AMD Radeon E6460 or E6760 graphics for driving up to six independent displays. These new options are designed to provide cost-effective solutions for maximum computing and graphics capabilities, the company said.
"There is a need for a greater variety of processor and graphics options in several market segments ranging from storage to digital signage and gaming to meet ever-growing performance requirements," said Kamal Khouri, director of embedded products, AMD. "The AMD Embedded R-Series CPU platform targets performance-intensive embedded applications with a new discrete graphics program to meet the diverse, high-performance requirements of the embedded engineering community. These new choices offer higher computing and graphics throughput plus compelling TCO for the embedded market."
The new AMD Embedded R-Series CPU options are currently available, with products from Advantech, Advantech-Innocore, Aewin, DFI, MSC Embedded, Quixant and other original design manufacturers.
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