Saturday, August 24, 2013

AMD pushes performance of R-Series cpus


AMD is expanding its Embedded R-Series to include a new range of dual and quad core cpus.

Scaling from 2.2 to 3.2GHz and with Thermal Design Power (TDP) ranging from 17 to 35W, the
devices are targeted at applications that require high performance x86 compute, such as network attached storage.

AMD claims they offer up to 2.5x greater performance per dollar compared to Intel i3 processors.

"There is a need for a greater variety of processor and graphics options in several market segments ranging from storage to digital signage and gaming to meet ever growing performance requirements," said Kamal Khouri, director of embedded products for AMD.

"These new choices offer higher compute and graphics throughput plus compelling total cost of ownership for the embedded market."

As well as the new cpus, AMD is launching a new discrete gpu promotional programme. This, it says, will provide customers with both a cpu and discrete gpu for savings of up to 20%.