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Why AMD R-Series (Part 1)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Following the 9 part “Why AMD Embedded” blog series, Symmetry Electronics and 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    

Scalable Configurations 

  • 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. 


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