AMD Intros EPYC Embedded and Ryzen Embedded Processors

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AMD Intros EPYC Embedded and Ryzen Embedded Processors

AMD today introduced two new product families – the AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 processor and AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processor – to enter a new age for high-performance embedded processors. AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 brings the power of “Zen” to a variety of new markets including networking, storage and edge computing devices, while AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 targets medical imaging, industrial systems, digital gaming and thin clients. These new AMD Embedded processors deliver breakthrough performance, exceptional integration and on-chip security.

“Today we extend the high-performance x86 ‘Zen’ architecture from PCs, laptops and the datacenter to networking, storage and industrial solutions with the AMD EPYC Embedded and AMD Ryzen Embedded product families, delivering transformative performance from the core to the edge,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD. “AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 raises the bar in performance for next-generation network functions virtualization, software-defined networking and networked storage applications. AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 brings together the ‘Zen’ core architecture and ‘Vega’ graphics architecture to deliver brilliant graphics in a single chip that provides space and power savings for medical imaging, gaming and industrial systems. With these high-performance products, AMD is ushering in a new age for embedded processors.”

Several customers announced products based on AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 and AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000, including:

  • The Esaote ultra-performance MyLab 9 eXP ultrasound system for general medical imaging, women’s healthcare and cardiovascular diagnostics, based on the Ryzen Embedded V1000 and targeting Q3 availability.
  • The Quixant QX-70 4K Ultra HD casino gaming platform, based on the Ryzen Embedded V1000 and available today.
  • Four products from Advantech based on the Ryzen Embedded V1000, including an integrated casino gaming platform and multimedia gaming engine, high-performance Com-E module for medical, automation and gaming applications, and a mini-ITX embedded motherboard.

Also, with support from more than 16 major ecosystem partners, companies can purchase boards and access software with AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 and AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 technology. These include:

  • The new IBASE MI988 Mini-ITX motherboard, SI-324 4x HDMI 2.0 digital signage player and FWA8800 1U rackmount network appliance that deliver datacenter class dependability, advanced integration and superior performance for a wide number of embedded applications.
  • The Mentor Embedded Linux and Codesourcery software tools from Mentor Graphics that provide developers with improved performance and features to grow the embedded ecosystem, available today.
  • The excitement and momentum around today’s announcement from AMD is supported by several significant proof points.

AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 processor portfolio delivers:

  • Up to 2.7X more performance-per dollar than the competition
  • Up to 2X more connectivity than the competition
  • Enterprise-grade reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features

AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processor portfolio delivers:

  • Up to 2X uplift in performance over previous generations
  • Up to 3X more GPU performance than the competition
  • Up to 46 percent more multi-threaded performance than the competition
  • Up to 26 percent smaller footprint than the competition for optimized board design

In addition to performance, security remains a top concern for enterprise customers, whether they are designing top-of-rack switches, thin client devices or anything in between. AMD EPYC Embedded and AMD Ryzen Embedded processors help protect data at the hardware level with an on-chip secure processor, complemented by hardware validated boot capabilities to help ensure systems are booted up from trusted software. Additionally, Secure Memory Encryption (SME) deters unauthorized physical memory access while Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) offers further deterrence by encrypting virtual machine (VM) memory, without the need to make changes at the application level.