A new low-power Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) has been released by AMD, joining the company’s AMD G-Series SOC family. The new GX-210JA APU uses one-third less energy than the previous generation whilst offering uncompromised graphics capabilities. At only 6watts maximum thermal design power (TDP), and approximately 3watts expected average power1, this devices enables additional fanless designs for a variety of applications ranging from industrial controls and automation, digital gaming, communications infrastructure and visual embedded products including thin client, digital signage and medical imaging.

The advance of APU processor design, the Surround Computing era, and The Internet of Things has created the demand for embedded devices that are low power but also offer excellent compute and graphics performance,” said Arun Iyengar, Vice President and General Manager, AMD Embedded Systems. “AMD Embedded G-Series SOC products meet these requirements for compute, graphics and I/O integration, resulting in fewer board components, low-power use, and reduced complexity and overhead cost.

“The new GX-210JA operates at an average of approximately 3watts, enabling a new generation of fanless designs for content-rich, multimedia and traditional workload processing.”

“AMD multi-core APUs have played a key role in powering our latest cloud client platforms with excellent performance in an extremely compact and efficient form factor,” said Kiran Rao, Director of Hardware Platforms, Dell Wyse.