A few days back, AMD announced the expansion of its Ryzen™ Embedded ecosystem with the addition of two new, low-power, AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1000 processors designed to provide customers with a low TDP range of between 6 to 10 Watts. The new processors named the R1102G and R1305G, were designed to serve the needs of customers who need a fairly high computing power but can’t afford the power consumption rates of other processors in the ecosystem.
According to the companies, Corporate Vice President and General Manager for Embedded Solutions, Rajneesh Gaur, the new processors highlights AMD’s desire to provide the embedded industry with high-performance computing. In his words, Rajneesh said
AMD is ushering in a new age of high-performance computing for the embedded industry. We are doing this with cutting-edge technology to display immersive graphics in 4K resolution with AMD Ryzen Embedded processors, and we are now offering access to high performance in power-efficient solutions with these new low-power Ryzen Embedded R1000 processors.
Being part of the Ryzen R1000 series, the new processors retain the DNA of the Ryzen series as they are also 14nm processors, and are built on the first-gen “Zen” CPU cores with Radeon Vega graphics. They also offer better CPU performance per watt, and better graphics performance compared to the predecessors like the AMD R-Series processors.
The new chips support DDR4-2400 memory and AMD Ryzen 3 graphics, with GPU frequencies of 1 GHz, and CPU base frequencies of 1.5GHz(for R1305G) and 1.2GHz(for R1102G), which puts the processors a bit behind when compared with the previous Ryzen versions in terms of speed. This is however understandable, as it might be a necessary trade-off that needed to be made to reduce power consumption.
Their numbers probably gave this next point away already, but there are significant differences between the two processors, with the R1305G seaming the one with higher performance. Some of the differences between the two processors are highlighted below;
- R1305G processor supports up to 3 displays, while the R1102G only supports a max of 2.
- The R1102G processor supports single-channel memory (w/ECC), while R1305G supports dual-channel (w/o ECC)
- R1102G comes with 4 PCI lanes, While the R1305G processor comes with 8.