The Power Of Thin Clients, MiniPCs and Edge Systems Grows
Can you imagine working with a thinclient that has eight cores and 16 threads with a base frequency of 2.9 GHz and a boost clock of 4.25 GHz? Thanks to AMD’s recent release of the V2000 series that can be reality, as they quietly announced several new processors for that type of application, with TDPs ranging from 10W to 54W at the high end. To make it even more amazing, these Zen 2 chips will sport either seven GPU cores at 1.6GHz or six running at 1.5GHz.
There are two models in the two families, the V2748 and V2546 which produce 35-54W TDP the first is an multithreaded octo-core @ 2.9 GHz/4.25 GHz while the latter is a multithreaded hexa-core @ 3.0 GHz/3.95 GHz. The other two are for lower powered scenarios, sipping between 10-25W also in both multithreaded octo-core and hexa-core models, hitting 1.7 GHz/4.15 GHz and 2.1 GHz/3.95 GHz respectively.
AMD is promising a decade of supply, as they did with the previous generation so you don’t need to worry about them abandoning your fleet of thinclients or one armed bandits a few years after you picked them up. With systems measuring 4″x4″ or “5×5” and an ability to feed four independent displays each with different resolutions there are a lot of usage scenarios for these new APUs.
The new Ryzen Embedded V2000 Series microprocessors are all built on a 7nm TSMC process and offer Zen 2 cores that also feature in AMD’s Epyc server silicon.