Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) announced on Tuesday its AMD Embedded Radeon™ E9170 Series GPU. The processor is the first “Polaris” architecture based AMD embedded GPU. The company says that this new GPU will deliver up to three times performance-per-watt compared to the previous processors that it has manufactured.
The new GPU processor will be available in multi-chip module (MCM) form with integrated memory, which is meant for smaller but also powerful devices. It is also available in PCI Express and MXM formats for standard form factor systems. These different variations will give customers more options to select from to install into their devices.
AMD says that the E9170 GPU is ideal for devices that require high quality graphics. The processor will expand display capabilities to meet the computing power and thermal demands. The E9170 also eliminates the need for additional processors to enhance the device.
“AMD is extending its core graphics technology, delivering crystal clear resolution and a stunning and seamless 4K experience across multiple displays to a growing number of markets,” said AMD in the statement.
There are many uses for the E9170 GPU. Some of the notables one are reducing energy consumption and operating costs, lower heat output, improve accuracy of medical devices, retail signage, and industrial uses for planes.
“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.” said Colin Cureton, director of product management, AMD Enterprise Solutions.
The E9170 series GPU in PCI Express and MXM are expected to be available in October. MCM variation is expected to be available in November.