AMD strikes again with new Ryzen, which are integrated and call themselves V2000. They come with Zen 2 architecture and promise the perfect pair: performance and efficiency.
We see Intel, Apple and AMD very concerned about energy efficiency and high performance, concepts that come out in every presentation. AMD has its own Ryzen SoCs with Zen 2 architecture, designed to power your mini PC, whether business or private. Specifically, 4 SoCs with different cores and threads have been presented.
AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000: Zen 2 for everyone
AMD squeezes Zen 2 to the nines because it knows how well it works, as well as taking into account that Zen 3 and Zen 4 are far superior. Today, AMD has launched its Ryzen V2000 integrated processor family, which offers Zen 2 cores with integrated AMD Radeon graphics; all with a 7nm process, of course.
AMD’s target is applications such as Mini PCs, Edge systems, or Thin Client. For this, these processors integrate 8 CPU cores and 7 CUs in their integrated GPUs. All of this translates into a multi-threaded chip with a superb performance/watt ratio, offering 30% more single-threaded performance and 40% more GPU performance than the previous generation.
It can with 4 independent screens that work at 4K and is postulated as a very efficient option for home and office. Rajneesh Gaur, Vice President and General Manager, Embedded Business at AMD, said the following:
AMD continues to deliver high performance on processors integrated with this series. By pairing Zen 2 cores with Radeon graphics, we provide a new class of performance and power efficiency, thanks to 7nm technology.
We continue planning for 10 years of availability, as with our other Ryzen Embedded processors, and we look forward to seeing partners and customers utilize fast processing speeds with these Ryzen V2000s.
AMD does not leave security aside
The brand of “the red devil” knows that these chips will go to offices and homes, so it has not wanted to neglect the safety of these processors. It has incorporated advanced security features to defend users from unauthorized access to memory or software.
Following the line of the Ryzen V1000, the V2000 supports AMD Memory Guard, a suite of security tools that include Secure Boot or Secure Memory Encryption, among others. These help the stored memory to be encrypted in order to prevent attacks directed at our data, such as when booting the PC.
Improvement in everything
Multimedia capabilities are its strong point, but a good alliance with various partners was necessary for its success. Among them are Advantech, ASRock, iBase and Sapphire, which will be the companies that will offer the most compatibility at launch.
ASRock has always been a company that has shaken hands with AMD, we saw it with the V1000 and R1000, so they want to continue working with Ryzen V2000. On the other hand, Advantech will provide Mini-ITX support and COM Express solutions for the IoT. In this way, we see solutions for companies, such as Mini PC users.
Lastly, Sapphire wants to use these Ryzen V2000s for other segments, including Mini PC. Hence, they want to equip their new Simply NUC Mini PC with 4 × 4 and 5 × 5 motherboards that are powered by these Ryzen Embedded V2000.
Its specifications are as follows:
What do you think of these chips?