One area of AMD's portfolio that perhaps doesn't garner the same levels of attention as its desktop, mobile, and server products is its embedded business. In early 2020, AMD unveiled its Ryzen Embedded R1000 platform for the commercial and industrial sectors and the ever-growing IoT market, with low-powered processors designed for low-profile systems to satisfy the mid-range of the market.

At Embedded World 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany, AMD has announced its next-generation of Ryzen Embedded SoCs, the R2000 series. Offering four different SKUs ranging from 2C/4T up to 4C/8T, which is double the core count of the previous generation, AMD claims that the R2000 series features up to 81% higher CPU and graphics performance.

The AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 Series compared to the previous generation (R1000), now has double the core count, with a generational swing from Zen to the more efficient and higher performance Zen+ cores. All four SKUs announced feature a configurable TDP, with the top SKU, the R2544, operating at between 35 and 54 W. More in line with the lower power target of these SoCs, the bottom SKU (R2312) has a configurable TDP of between 12 and 35 W.

AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000-Series APUs
AnandTech Core/
Thread
Base
Freq (MHz)
1T Boost
Freq (MHz)
Memory
Support
L2
Cache
L3
Cache
GPU
CU's
TDP
Range
(W)
Launch
 (Expected)  
R2544 4 8 3350 3700 DDR4-3200 2 MB 4 MB 8 35-54 October 22
R2514 4 8 2100 3700 DDR4-2667 2 MB 4 MB 8 12-35 October 22
R2314 4 4 2100 3500 DDR4-2667 2 MB 4 MB 6 12-35 In Production
R2312 2 4 2700 3500 DDR4-2400 1 MB 2 MB 3 12-25 In Production

Another element delivering additional performance compared to the previous generation is better iGPU performance via increasing the number of Radeon Vega graphics compute units. The entry R2312 SKU comes with 3 CUs, while the R2544 comes with 8 CUs. The Ryzen Embedded R2000 series also benefits from newer video decode and display processor blocks, bringing support for decoding 4Kp60 video and driving up to three 4K displays.

AMD has also equipped the SoCs with 16 PCIe Gen 3 lanes on the R2314, R2514, and R2544 SKUs, while the R2312 gets eight. The R2000 series has support for two SATA 3.0 ports, up to six USB ports with a mixture of USB 3.2 G2 and USB 2.0, and OS support for Microsoft Windows 11/10 and Linux Ubuntu LTS. 

The application benefits of AMD's Ryzen Embedded R2000 series include the commercial and industrial sectors, as well as robotics, with a planned product availability of up to 10 years, ensuring a long life cycle for each product. Some of AMD's Ryzen Embedded R2000's Ecosystem partners include Advantech for its gaming and gambling machines, as well as DFI, IBASE, and Sapphire, so these new SoCs are already being adopted and planned into existing thin-client and small form factor systems.

AMD states that the Ryzen Embedded R2544 (4C/8T) and R2514 (4C/8T) will be available sometime in October 22, while the R2314 and R2312 SKUs are currently in production.

Source: AMD

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  • Kangal - Thursday, July 21, 2022 - link

    Still disagree, because your point doesn't make logical sense.
    You say you KNOW there is ZERO demand BEFORE you even TEST the premise.

    Also your analogy sucks, since you/other were never upset at the 3300x. You were merely upset at losing a bargain. As an example, if you personally were shopping for a 3300x and missed out, but managed to get a 3600 instead a week later at the same price (or maybe same value rating). Well you would stop complaining and forget about the 3300x. So there's an obvious solution. Now consider the opposite. Let's say you have a Zen1 rig and were looking to upgrade and saw the 3950x, but you missed out on buying it. Even if you bought a different chipset, like the 3900x you wouldn't feel as satisfied.
    That's what you're missing out on. Better to have had something than none at all. And if AMD did a limited run on the 3950x and found a promising market, they may strive for a second-batch of limited runs, or to make this a permanent part of the product portfolio, or do a return with the following generation of chipsets (ie 5950x).

    There is an important nuance to consider between a "flagship product" versus a "good value product". Sometimes they can overlap, but they are intrinsically different markets.

    It wouldn't hurt AMD's backpocket because "just trust me bro". Think about it, a unit allocation of 9000 quantity of a chip is nothing for the likes of Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung, MediaTek etc etc. But if you send all of those out, for free, to some key people such as developers, enthusiasts, and those with a platform you could get a lot of public-goodwill. And they can give you aid to make the product better, and give you free advertising to boot. Under the preface of "limited time product" or "prototype" etc. This is only for your niche products... your main products should still focus on traditional unveiling, distribution, and marketing. Sometimes you can have a No Market which evolves into an Enthusiast Market and perhaps later into a Mainstream Product. But there really is no way to know without doing the work. Netflix was supposed to have failed hundreds of times, but they found a niche, and their enthusiast market, then it evolved into the mainstream. As opposed to Blockbuster which had been the market leader for decades which vanished completely.
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  • Rudde - Friday, June 24, 2022 - link

    That is how the embedded V-series works. Zen 1 V1000 family came Dec 2018, Zen 2 V2000 in Nov 2020 and a Zen 3 V3000 is expected before the end of this year. I'd expect V3000 to feature Vega graphics. Reply
  • Khanan - Sunday, June 26, 2022 - link

    This product isn’t even made for you it’s not meant to be exciting. Did you even read the article? It serves a distinct purpose and does that really well. You’re a classic example for a nerd that takes himself too seriously without having the knowledge to back himself up. Pretty cringe to be honest. Reply
  • krumme - Thursday, June 23, 2022 - link

    How to live up to your wsa Reply
  • mode_13h - Thursday, June 23, 2022 - link

    Well, at least they're not backporting Zen2 to 12 nm. It'd be very telling, if they did something like that. Reply
  • Foeketijn - Friday, June 24, 2022 - link

    I love the idea of a low power durable SOC motherboard. preferably with dual nic.
    But the AMD options where priced like i7 options.
    I would be buying them instantly when they where like 100 euros for instance. Not to start about their Epyc brothers.
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  • abufrejoval - Saturday, July 23, 2022 - link

    You don't have to be hung up too much on dual NIC, when you have USB3 ports.

    While my main motivation was actually getting better bandwidth than GBit on my Gemini Lake Atom servers (SATA SSDs), these RealTek based 2.5Gbit USB3 NICs have become both cheap enough and use little enough power to even work with a PI4 or Jetson Nano (I just tested them there for the fun of it).
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  • pogsnet1 - Thursday, July 21, 2022 - link

    The low-end can be useful in feature rich internet routers Reply

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