On August 20, 2013, AMD announced three new additions to the AMD Embedded R-Series family, providing high performance CPU options for customers developing applications without a display, or for applications that utilize architectures with CPUs and discrete GPUs. This is great news for embedded applications in storage such as network attached storage, industrial applications such as machine vision servers, and communications infrastructure solutions, which leverage dual and quad-core x86 architectures. The excitement also extends to high-performance visual embedded applications, such as casino games and digital signage, where the need for stunning, high-end visual graphics drives the use of discrete GPUs in the system solutions.
The AMD Embedded R-Series CPU family includes three different orderable part numbers (OPNs), providing choices for customers ranging from 17W up to 35W TDP:
AMD R-Series RE464X: Quad-core, 35W, 2.3GHz CPU freq with max boost up to 3.2GHz
AMD R-Series RE272X: Dual-core, 35W, 2.7GHz CPU freq with max boost up to 3.2GHz
AMD R-Series RE264X: Dual-core, 17W, 2.2GHz CPU freq with max boost up to 2.8GHz
Visual embedded engineers are also clapping their hands with enthusiasm because AMD announced a promotional program saving up to 20% when purchasing both the AMD Embedded R-Series CPU and a corresponding discrete GPU. For example, designers can leverage the power of the quad-core AMD Embedded RE464X processor with the HD quality of an AMD Radeon E6760 to drive up to 6 displays using the AMD Eyefinity technology*.
Whether you are a designer of network attached storage solutions, or an engineer creating the next generation of casino games, the AMD Embedded R-Series CPUs provide outstanding performance per dollar and a wider breadth of processor solutions so that you can focus on optimizing for the future.
Katie Eckermann is a Senior Product Marketing Manager of Embedded Solutions at AMD. Her postings are her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites, and references to third party trademarks, are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.
*AMD Eyefinity technology supports up to six DisplayPort monitors on an enabled graphics card. Supported display quantity, type and resolution vary by model and board design; confirm specifications with manufacturer before purchase. To enable more than two displays, or multiple displays from a single output, additional hardware such as DisplayPort™-ready monitors or DisplayPort 1.2 MST-enabled hubs may be required. Maximum two active adapters supported. See www.amd.com/eyefinityfaq for full details.