With eight Zen-2 cores and brisk Vegagraphics unit: The Ryzen Embedded V2000 will be available for the time being for IoT and Mini-PCs.
Ryzen Embedded V2000
AMD has introduced the Ryzen Embedded V2000, which are APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) with up to eight CPU cores and up to seven graphics shader clusters. The chips internally called Grey Hawk are based on the Renoir design, which is already available as Ryzen Mobile 4000 and Ryzen 4000G for desktops.
The Ryzen Embedded V2000s are designed for a thermal dissipation of 10 Watt to 25 Watt and 35 Watt to 54 Watt. The APUs are soldered to the motherboard via FP6 BGA socket. Typical applications include IoT devices, mini PCs and gaming machines. For this reason, the Ryzen Embedded V2000 can be operated from freezing point to 105 degrees Celsius.
Renoir and Grey Hawk respectively are physically based on eight cores with Zen 2 technology combined with eight compute units (ergo 512 shaders) with Vega architecture; in addition, a 128-bit interface for DDR4-3200 memory is used. The 7-nm SoC integrates 24 PCIe Gen3 lanes, up to 20 of which are available, plus Sata, USB 2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, so the Ryzen Embedded V2000 does not require an additional I/O hub.
Presentation on the Ryzen Embedded V2000 (Image: AMD)
The top model is the Ryzen Embedded V2748, followed by the Ryzen Embedded V2546. The difference is in the number of CPU cores and compute units, the TDP is identical with 35 Watt to 54 Watt. AMD applies the same principle to the Ryzen Embedded V2718 and the Ryzen Embedded V2516, but at 10 Watt to 25 Watt. Compared to the previous Ryzen Embedded V1605B, the performance increases by 25 to 140 percent depending on the workload, as this SoC has four CPU cores and a slower graphics unit.
All Ryzen Embedded V2000 support Displayport 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 for four 8K60 screens, and the H.264/H.265 and VP9 can also encode and decode. First systems come from Asrock, Advantech and Simply NUC – followed by systems from Adlink, Congatec, DFI, EEPD, Elitegroup, Gigabyte, iBase, Kontron, Sapphire and Seco.
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