New AMD Embedded GPU Delivers 3X Performance-Per-Watt For Low-Power Embedded Applications

Team Red has just announced the AMD embedded GPU, the E9170 series that is the first Polaris based embedded GPU for mobile devices. The AMD embedded GPU is available in MCM format for smaller form factor, power-efficient designs and MXM formats for standard form factor systems.

The E9170 series AMD embedded GPU is ideal for users that require high-end graphics and multiple displays but need to keep power consumption and thermals in check. The AMD embedded GPU based on the Polaris architecture uses an optimized 14nm FinFET manufacturing process to provide up to 3 times the performance per watt as compared to the previous generation AMD embedded GPUs.

The max TDP for these chips will be 40W and AMD is adding support for up to five 4K displays. With this technology, AMD aims to eliminate the need for multiple CPUs and duplicate hardware. According to Colin Cureton, director of product management, AMD Enterprise Solutions:

“Developers are continuing to push the boundaries on what’s possible for embedded systems, demanding more performance, more features and more design options, all while significantly reducing power consumption. At the GPU level, it is critical to provide versatile solutions that do not compromise on graphics performance or 4K multi-display capabilities,”

The AMD embedded GPU series will feature 1.25 TFLOPS of computing power and will support standards like 4K HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 decode and encode, as well as, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4. According to AMD these chips will be available by the end of November. Cureton further went on to say that:

“The new AMD Embedded Radeon E9170 Series GPU not only achieves up to 3X the performance-per-watt over previous solutions, but is the first ‘Polaris’-based Embedded GPU available in the MCM form factor to enable sleek designs in a variety of sizes, striking the optimal balance of performance and power efficiency.”

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Let us know what you think about the AMD embedded GPU and whether or not you would be interested ib buying a device that is powered by this chip.