AMD has launched the next-gen lineup of its Embedded processors in the form of the V2000 chips. Based on the 7nm Zen 2 core architecture and an enhanced form of Vega graphics on the same node, AMD is promising up to 2x more performance per watt, compared to the existing Zen+ based embedded parts.
This increase comes in two forms: a ~15% increase in the IPC (+20 ST performance) and twice as many cores. The equation is pretty simplte. The higher density and efficiency of the 7nm process allow for a higher core count at roughly the same TDP, while the IPC and frequency gains improve the single-threaded performance.
|CPU Cores / Threads
|CPU Base Freq
|CPU Boost Freq (single-threaded)
|Radeon Graphics CUs
|Graphics Max Freq
|8 / 16
|6 / 12
|8 / 16
|6 / 12
As per AMD’s own figures, compared to the Zen-based V1000 processors, the V2000 CPUs offer:
- 30-percent better single-threaded performance
- 100-percent better multi-threaded performance
- 40-percent better graphics performance
At launch, only four parts will be available, all capable of running up to four displays, with support for DDR4-3200 ECC memory. The lower-end parts have an operating frequency as low as 1.7GHz and a TDP of 10-25W, while the higher-end offering top out at 3GHz with a TDP of 54W.
With the launch of the V2000 embedded processors, we can expect to see more NUC-competitors in the near future. AMD’s launch partners for these chips include ASRock, UDOO and SimplyNUC.