While it doesn't get the same attention as their high-profile mobile, desktop, or server CPU offerings, AMD's embedded division is an important fourth platform for the chipmaker. To that end, this week the company is revealing its lowest-power Ryzen processors ever, with a new series of embedded chips that are designed for use in ultra-compact commercial and industrial systems.

The chips in question are the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1102G and the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1305G SoCs. These parts feature a 6 W or a configurable 8 W - 10 W TDP, respectively. Both SoCs feature two Zen cores with or without simultaneous multithreading, AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics, 1 MB L2 cache, 4 MB L3 cache, a single channel or a dual-channel memory controller, and two 10 GbE ports.

AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000-Series APUs
AnandTech Cores
Ryzen Embedded R1606G 2C / 4T 2600 3500 1MB 4MB 192 1200 Dual Channel
with ECC
12W - 25W
Ryzen Embedded R1505G 2C / 4T 2400 3300 1MB 4MB 192 1000 Dual Channel
with ECC
12W - 25W
Ryzen Embedded R1305G 2C / 4T 1500 2800 1MB 4MB 192 1000 Dual Channel 8W - 10W
Ryzen Embedded R1102G 2C / 2T 1200 2600 1MB 4MB 192 1000 Single Channel with ECC 6W

AMD says that a low TDP and reduced number of supported DIMMs (in case of the R1102G) enable system makers to simplify their designs and make them cheaper as compared to machines that run AMD's higher performing and higher TDP Ryzen Embedded processors.

AMD’s first customers to use the Ryzen Embedded R1102G and the Ryzen Embedded R1305G SoCs will be Kontron, which has a scalable D3713-V/R Mini-ITX platform, and Simply NUC, which has its Red Oak miniature PC. Other makers may get a 4x4 motherboard from Sapphire based on AMD's new Ryzen Embedded R1000-series APUs.

Both ultra-low-power AMD Ryzen Embedded APUs will be available for the next 10 years, meaning availability will stretch all the way till 2030.

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  • valinor89 - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    "and two 10 GbE ports"
    I wonder if these would do well on a small but capable (for home or small busines) NAS.

    How much extra hardware does it need to implement 10Gb Ethernet?
  • hetzbh - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    You'll probably won't find any board with such an APU/CPU with 2 10Gbe or even a single 10 Gbe port. The design most of those vendors sell is based on Realtek and some i210 Intel 1Gb chips.

    I really wish there was a board with such CPU's, but without 4 DP's, with ASpeed IPMI chip/port, and dual 10 Gbe ports.
  • romrunning - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    Methinks that is a typo - it's probably dual 1Gb ports.
  • GreenReaper - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    The specification is clear. The goal here is perhaps to compete with the equivalent Xeon-D platform.
  • HStewart - Friday, February 28, 2020 - link

    I serious doubt that - I think it more on Pentium level chips - even the Y series processor now have 4 cores - like the Amber Lake Y processor.

  • Korguz - Friday, February 28, 2020 - link

    and you know this just by reading intels ark page ?? come on hstewart, we know your love for intel will always blind you.
  • rahvin - Saturday, February 29, 2020 - link

    Given the 10G support this is targeting Intel's domination of the NAS and Embedded firewall/network appliance. That would be the Celeron N series and possibly the C series. Not really enough cores to target the C series effectively (which goes up to 16 cores) except on the low end so it's probably targeted at the N series.
  • Smell This - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    Embedded Processor Specifications
    AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1606G with Radeon™ Vega 3 Graphics
    AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1505G with Radeon™ Vega 3 Graphics
    AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1305G
    AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1102G

    **Ethernet 2x 10GbE**

    There are dozens of embedded processor/GPU specifications and combinations ...
  • Marlin1975 - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    Nope its Dual 10GbE

  • nathanddrews - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link


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