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AMD expands Epyc and Ryzen lines

by on22 February 2018

Wants  a golden age for high-performance embedded processors

AMD has expanded its Epyc and Ryzen product lines to create what it is calling a "new age for high-performance embedded processors".

Dubbed the AMD Epyc Embedded 3000 and Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors take the outfit's x86 Zen architecture.

The Embedded 3000 will bring Zen to networking, storage, and edge computing devices, while the Ryzen Embedded V1000 is focused on the medical imaging, industrial systems, digital gaming and thin client markets.

Of course, AMD says that both will deliver "breakthrough performance", but it would say that.

AMD's VP and GM of Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business Group, Scott Aylor said: "Today we extend the high-performance x86 ‘Zen' architecture from PCs [to bring] transformative performance from the core to the edge. The EPYC Embedded 3000 raises the bar in performance for next-generation network functions virtualisation, software-defined networking and networked storage applications [while the] Ryzen Embedded V1000 delivers brilliant graphics in a single chip, providing space and power savings for medical imaging, gaming and industrial systems."

The 3000 chip is supposed to be "highly scalable", with designs ranging from four cores to 16 cores, available in single-thread and multi-threaded configurations. The V1000 is an accelerated processing unit coupling high-performance 'Zen' CPUs and 'Vega' GPUs on a single die, offering up to four CPU cores or eight threads and up to 11 GPU compute units per chip to achieve a processing throughput as high as 3.6 TFLOPS7, AMD claimed.


Last modified on 22 February 2018
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