AMD Rleases Embedded G-Series System-on-Chip (SOC) platform

AMD today announced the new AMD Embedded G-Series System-on-Chip (SOC) platform, a single-chip solution based on the AMD next-generation “Jaguar” CPU architecture and AMD Radeon 8000 Series graphics. The new AMD Embedded G-Series SOC platform further signifies a strategic push to focus on high-growth markets outside the PC industry, with an emphasis on embedded systems. The announcement was made at this year’s DESIGN West expo.

The AMD Embedded G-Series SOC platform sets the new bar for SOC design, offering up to 113 percent improved CPU performance compared to the prior generation AMD Embedded G-Series APU, and up to a 125 percent advantage compared to the Intel Atom when running multiple industry-standard compute intensive benchmarks. For embedded applications, the new platform also includes support for DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2x and OpenCL 1.2 that enables parallel processing and high-performance graphics processing, yielding up to a 20 percent graphics improvement over the previous AMD Embedded G-Series APU and greater than 5x advantage over Intel Atom when running multiple industry-standard graphics-intensive benchmarks.

Models available at launch range from $49-$72 and include:

  • GX-420CA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8400E Graphics
    • Quad-core, 25W TDP, CPU freq. 2.0GHz, GPU freq. 600MHz
  • GX-415GA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8330E Graphics
    • Quad-core, 15W TDP, CPU freq. 1.50GHz, GPU freq. 500MHz
  • GX-217GA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8280E Graphics
    • Dual-core, 15W TDP, CPU freq. 1.65GHz, GPU freq. 450MHz
  • GX-210HA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8210E Graphics
    • Dual-core, 9W TDP, CPU freq. 1.0GHz, GPU freq. 300MHz
  • GX-416RA SOC
    • Quad-Core, 15W, CPU Freq. 1.6GHz, No GPU

AMD Embedded G-Series System-on-Chip

“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 footprint4, 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.”

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