Why AMD R-Series (Part 1)
Monday, December 9, 2013
Following the 9 part “Why AMD Embedded” blog series, Symmetry Electronics and SemiconductorStore.com present a 2 part series looking at the features and benefits of the AMD R-Series family of processors. AMD R-Series processors deliver high-performance processing and high-definition visuals in low power, low cost, compact form factors.
The R-Series CPUs are available in quad-core and dual-core, scaling from 2.2 GHz to 3.2 GHz. They are designed for applications requiring high performance x86 compute while still reducing power consumption and die space.
R-Series CPU Features:
Next Generation x86 Core
- 2nd generation “Bulldozer”-based core architecture
- Quad-core up to 2.3GHz with 4MB shared L2 cache
- Dual-core up to 2.7GHz with 1MB shared L2 cache
High-Speed, Flexible Memory Support
- Memory speeds up to DDR3 1600MHz
- Support for 1.5V/1.35V/1.25V DDR3
- TDP options of 17W and 35W
- 35x35mm uPGA or 32x29mm BGA
- 32nm SOI
A77E Fusion Controller Hub
- 6x SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s), 4x USB 3.0, 10x USB 2.0
The AMD Embedded R-Series APUs combine AMD’s high-performance CPU technology and powerful AMD Radeon™ graphics technology onto a single chip. They are designed to handle advanced multimedia and computational workloads. R-Series APUs are ideal for customers with high-definition graphics-intensive applications, including multi-screen installations.
In Part 2 of “Why AMD R-Series”, we will examine a few applications in which the R-Series excels.