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The AMD Embedded team today announced AMDRadeon_E9171_MCM_FlatAngle_RGB_5inch.pngthe new AMD Embedded Radeon™ E9170 Series GPU, the first “Polaris” architecture-based AMD Embedded discrete GPU available in multi-chip module (MCM) format with integrated memory for smaller, power-efficient custom designs. The new GPU is also available in PCI Express® and MXM formats for standard form factor systems. The Radeon E9173 GPU delivers up to 3X performance-per-watt over previous generations[1] and drives up to five simultaneous displays[2] in stunning 4K format for low-power embedded applications in market segments including digital casino games, thin clients, medical displays, retail and digital signage, and industrial systems. Below are more details on benefits of the Radeon E9170 Series GPU - you can also catch a live demo in our G2E booth, #3416.


  • Digital casino games: The Radeon E9170 Series GPU helps reduce energy consumption and operating costs for entry level and midrange casino gaming systems, as well as helps lower thermal dissipation that impacts facility air conditioning costs. With support for up to five independent and simultaneous displays in 4K, customers can create an eye-catching experience with more pixels and more action.
  • Thin clients: Thin clients powered by the Radeon E9170 Series GPU can have a smaller hardware footprint than traditional PC systems, and can have lower heat output and help provide cooler workspaces in densely-staffed and space-constrained environments such as stock exchange trading floors. The Radeon E9170 Series GPU offers an impressive display of 4K graphics for financial traders looking at many applications at the same time.
  • Medical displays: The 4K graphics resolution in the Radeon E9170 Series GPU helps improve the accuracy, fidelity and clarity of clinical diagnoses in devices such as X-Ray machines and ultrasounds as well as bone and tissue analysis, helping medical professionals to enhance patient care by reducing the time to diagnosis. Also, providing more pixels with less power supports the advent of portable medical electronics.
  • Retail and digital signage: Cost-conscious signage companies integrating the Radeon E9170 Series GPU can drive up to five simultaneous 4K displays for an exceptional visual experience that holds viewer attention without incurring a premium processor price. The Radeon E9170 Series GPU can power interactive video walls, multi-display advertisements and more all under 50W.
  • Industrial: The Radeon E9170 Series GPU in the reliable MCM format enables the stability required for the most stringent shock and vibration tests in environments such as airplane cockpits, in addition to driving multiple displays.


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[1] AMD Embedded Radeon™ E6760 with 6 compute units (CU) and configured at standard engine clock speed 600 MHz can reach a maximum of 461 GFLOPS SP within thermal design power (TDP) of 30W, yielding 15.36 GFLOPS/W.  AMD Embedded Radeon™ E9173 with 8 CUs and configured at standard engine clock speed 1124 MHz can reach a maximum of 1151 GFLOPS SP within TDP of 25W, yielding 46.04 GFLOPS/W, achieving nearly 3x performance-per-watt compared to AMD Embedded Radeon™ E6760, EMB-142.

[2] Number of displays supported varies by model.