AMD Announces Next Generation G-Series Embedded Chips

Submitted by lalit on April 24, 2013 - 7:19am.

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. According to AMD, Embedded systems are increasingly driving intelligence into new areas of our lives, from smart TVs and set-top boxes to interactive digital signage and informational kiosks. Among the forces that are enabling this next-generation computing era are single-chip, SOC solutions that offer smaller size, higher performance and more energy-efficient processors.

AMD claims 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.

AMD will ship five new Embedded G-Series SOCs including:

  • GX-420CA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8400E Graphics, Quad-core, 25W TDP, 2GHz CPU and 600MHz GPU.
  • GX-415GA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8330E Graphics, Quad-core, 15W TDP, 1.50GHz CPU and 500MHz GPU.
  • GX-217GA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8280E Graphics, Dual-core, 15W TDP, 1.65GHz CPU and 450MHz GPU.
  • GX-210HA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8210E Graphics, Dual-core, 9W TDP, 1.0GHz CPU and 300MHz GPU.
  • GX-416RA SOC, Quad-Core, 15W, 1.6GHz CPU and no GPU.

The Embedded G-Series SOCs will have a price range of $40 - $75 and will be available to customers this quarter.