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AMD launches Ryzen Embedded V2000 low-TDP processors with Zen 2 cores and improved Radeon Vega iGPUs

AMD now wants to dominate the ultra-low voltage processor market, as well. (Image Source: AMD)
AMD now wants to dominate the ultra-low voltage processor market, as well. (Image Source: AMD)
After revealing a stellar Zen 3 lineup, AMD is now looking to strengthen its position in the low-TDP embedded market with the new Ryzen Embedded V2000 processors featuring up to 8 Zen 2 cores and improved Vega IGPUs. Team Red prepared two 10 W models to take on Intel's ULV Comet Lake processors, plus two more 35 W models that appear to beat the i7-9750H models.

AMD’s Ryzen Embedded processors are finally making the jump to 7 nm. The new V2000 SoCs now integrate the efficient Zen 2 cores introduced with the highly acclaimed Ryzen 3000 desktop series. These processors are targeted at Thin Client, mini PCs and Edge systems (maybe even portable gaming consoles like the Nintendo Switch), with some of the highlights including up to 8 Zen 2 cores and double the threads, up to 7 Radeon Vega graphics compute units, 20 PCIe Gen 3 lanes, DDR4-3200 RAM support, 10 to 54 W TDPs, plus support for up to 4x 4K displays backed by 10-bit [email protected] encode/decode.

There are four new processor models split in two TDP groups:

1. The 10-25 W TDP models:

  • V2516 6-core / 12-thread with 2.1 GHz base clocks and 3.95 GHz single core boost speeds, 80 C maximum thermals, Vega 6 iGPU @ 1.5 GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache
  • V2718 8-core / 16-thread with 1.7 GHz base clocks and 4.15 GHz single core boost speeds, 80 C maximum thermals, Vega 7 iGPU @ 1.6 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache

2. The 35-54 W models:

  • V2546 6-core / 12-thread with 3.0 GHz base clocks and 3.95 GHz single core boost speeds, 80 C maximum thermals, Vega 6 iGPU @ 1.5 GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache
  • V2748 8-core / 16-thread with 2.9 GHz base clocks and 4.25 GHz single core boost speeds, 80 C maximum thermals, Vega 7 iGPU @ 1.6 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache

Compared to the previous 14 nm V1000 models, the new Ryzen Embedded chips powered by Zen 2 cores deliver 2x4 the multi-threaded performance-per-watt, up to 30% increased single-threaded performance and up to 40% improved graphics performance. AMD also provides some benchmark data that shows the expected performance uplift in suites like Cinebench R15/R20 and 3DMark 11. When pitted against the older V1605B model, the new 10 W models appear to be ~30% faster in single thread loads and up to ~140% faster in multi-threaded loads measured in Cinebench R15, while the pure graphics side can be up to ~40% faster in 3DMark 11.

AMD also provides a comparison with Intel’s Core i7-10510U, Core i7-10710U and even the laptop-grade Core i7-9750H. The ULV chips from Intel were compared with the 10 W V2718 embedded processor and the AMD model appears to be lagging behind the i7-10710U by 2% in CR20 single-threaded loads, while it very clearly beats the Intel model by ~52% in RC20 multi-threaded loads and by an impressive ~123% in 3DMark Time Spy. The situation is similar in the i7-9750H case, where the more powerful V2748 processor beats the Intel model by 5% in RC20 single-thread,  whereas the difference is increased to 46% in RC20 multi-thread and 39% in 3DMark Firestrike Physics.

The new V2000 embedded processors are expected to be included in mini PCs and IoT devices from ASRock, Advantech, iBase, Sapphire, UDOO and SimpluNUC. There is no pricing information since the processors will only be sold in pre-assembled systems.

Performance versus the V1000 series (Image Source: AMD)
Performance versus the V1000 series (Image Source: AMD)
Performance versus Intel's ULV and laptop-grade CPUs (Image Source: AMD)
Performance versus Intel's ULV and laptop-grade CPUs (Image Source: AMD)

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Bogdan Solca, 2020-11-11 (Update: 2020-11-11)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.