Who among you can resist an eight-core, 2.9GHz mini-PC or thin client that drives four displays?

AMD’s Ryzen to the challenge with new embedded CPUs


AMD’s taken the wraps off four Ryzen processors aimed at embedded applications, thin clients and mini-PCs.

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.

AMD suggests mini-PCs, thin clients, and kit living on the network edge as likely homes for the new silicon. The Register suggests plenty are destined for duty driving digital signage, as all four models are rated to drive a quartet of 4K displays.

Without further ado, let’s meet the silicon:

Model TDP Range CPU Core / Thread Count Base frequency Max frequency boost GPU cores Max graphics in GhZ L2 Cache
V2748 35-54W 8 / 16 2.9 GHz 4.25 GHz 7 1.6 GHz 4 MB
V2546 35-54W 6 / 12 3.0 GHz 3.95 GHz 6 1.5 GHz 3 MB
V2718 10-25W 8 / 16 1.7 GHz 4.15 GHz 7 1.6 GHz 4 MB
V2516 10-25W 6 / 12 2.1 GHz 3.95 GHz 6 1.5 GHz 3 MB

AMD has a policy of guaranteeing a decade’s availability for its embedded CPUs and says that won’t change for these new products. Given the raw grunt expressed in the specs above, the processors should still be well and truly useful once 2030 comes around. ®

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