AMD unveils Fusion G-Series for embedded market

By on January 19, 2011, 8:00 AM
AMD took an important step forward in the embedded market today with the newest member of its Fusion APU family: the Embedded G-Series. Like other Fusion APUs unveiled prior to CES 2011, the new chip incorporates an x86 CPU with a DirectX 11-capable GPU along with an integrated DDR3 memory controller on the same die.

Versions of the chip will be based on one or two 40nm "Bobcat" low-power cores, with 1MB L2 cache per core, and feature 9 or 18-watt TDP ratings as well as clock speeds of up to 1.6GHz. Other features include 2D and 3D acceleration, OpenCL 1.1 support, OpenGL 3.2 and 2.1 support, and dedicated hardware for H.263 and MPEG2 decode.


AMD is targeting the new platform at a variety of markets, including thin-client computers for enterprises, kiosks and cash register systems, rugged military systems, medical imaging, game machines, networking gear, among others. With this, it also expects to replace the longstanding Geode line that they stopped developing a while back.

AMD says its embedded G-Series platform uses chips that are smaller than Intelís equivalent Atom processors, thus they use less power and cost less. Several partners have already signed up to use the chips, and AMD also touted the fact that the Microsoft Surface 2.0 shown at this yearís CES was powered by their Embedded G-Series.




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MrAnderson said:

That last remark about Microsoft using their new Gem (G-Series) in Surfaces 2.0 sounds like a real punch in Intels gut. This shows that Intel is dragging its collective feet with under wheelming products.

Maybe we will see things heat up with Atom now that AMD is pushing into the market.

Guest said:

Agree,in my opinion it was about time!!

princeton princeton said:

MrAnderson said:

That last remark about Microsoft using their new Gem (G-Series) in Surfaces 2.0 sounds like a real punch in Intels gut. This shows that Intel is dragging its collective feet with under wheelming products.

Maybe we will see things heat up with Atom now that AMD is pushing into the market.

Even better, AMD should start attacking intels i5-2500K, then maybe they can attack their high end cpus. Hurry up bulldozer.

DokkRokken said:

Princeton said:

MrAnderson said:

That last remark about Microsoft using their new Gem (G-Series) in Surfaces 2.0 sounds like a real punch in Intels gut. This shows that Intel is dragging its collective feet with under wheelming products.

Maybe we will see things heat up with Atom now that AMD is pushing into the market.

Even better, AMD should start attacking intels i5-2500K, then maybe they can attack their high end cpus. Hurry up bulldozer.

I'd rather they not. Only enthusiasts care about the 2500K, and constitute a mere sliver of the market. As nice as it'd be to have a powerful workstation CPU, the real money is in the mobile sector, which will only continue to grow.

Hopefully Bulldozer will do well, but after AMD's (boneheaded) sale of their Imageon to Qualcomm, they really need to put the pedal to the metal to make up for lost ground. Joe Public doesn't care about 2500K's, he cares about the thinnest, coolest laptop or smartphone, and AMD needs to deliver on the portable front if they want to stay relevant.

Saintnsinner said:

DokkRokken said:

Princeton said:

MrAnderson said:

That last remark about Microsoft using their new Gem (G-Series) in Surfaces 2.0 sounds like a real punch in Intels gut. This shows that Intel is dragging its collective feet with under wheelming products.

Maybe we will see things heat up with Atom now that AMD is pushing into the market.

Even better, AMD should start attacking intels i5-2500K, then maybe they can attack their high end cpus. Hurry up bulldozer.

I'd rather they not. Only enthusiasts care about the 2500K, and constitute a mere sliver of the market. As nice as it'd be to have a powerful workstation CPU, the real money is in the mobile sector, which will only continue to grow.

Hopefully Bulldozer will do well, but after AMD's (boneheaded) sale of their Imageon to Qualcomm, they really need to put the pedal to the metal to make up for lost ground. Joe Public doesn't care about 2500K's, he cares about the thinnest, coolest laptop or smartphone, and AMD needs to deliver on the portable front if they want to stay relevant.

Your absolutely right, but screw Joe Public I want bulldozer for my next build.

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

For a long time intel got the lead with its atom, only the first "netbooks" which at that point they were not named as such had AMD Geodes (I owned one of those =) I guess that was like 3 years ago. Now you see some AMD's but in the 12,1" factor and still on a par with atoms but now... I've always loved AMD could consider myself a fanboy (the best part of this all is the price/performance you get which is what most of computer users like, like above stated there are some things for more enthusiast) but not that closeminded.

Kudos!

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