It had to happen and was only a matter of time until it did. Someone has manufactured a Raspberry Pi with one of AMD’s Ryzen embedded processors. This should not come as too much of a surprise. AMD has been putting increased efforts into lowering the power needs of various Ryzen processors. Just this week they made announcements regarding their new H-Series HS standard which features a lower TDP processor line.
High-performance computing technology company, DFI, has taken Ryzen to another level now. According to their info page DFI tends to focus on industrial grade solutions using embedded technology. Listed under their industrial motherboard section they have the GHF51.
- AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1000 Series, 12-watt
- Single Channel DDR4 capable of either 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB @ 3200MHz
- 2 x Micro HDMI 1.4 ports
- Mini PCIe port
- Network is either Intel I211AT or I210IT PCIe 10/100/1000Mbps
- USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
- Storage is 1 x eMMC of either 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB
- OS Support (UEFI Only) Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 64-bit or Linux
- Dimensions are 84mm (3.31″) x 55mm (2.17″)
The heart of this little powerhouse is a AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1000 processor. It is a Zen CPU pairded with a Vega GPU. The R1000 series features 2 cores and up to 4 threads. Clocks range from 2.6GHz up to 3.5GHz. Their TDP ranges from 6-watts to 25 watts. The AMD Vega GPU has up to 3 computing units capable of H.2651 decoding and encoding support. Using the HDMI 1.4 standard it can display up to 4096×2160 @ 24Hz. On a security level it does feature TPM 2.0. Can it play Crysis? Probably not but there is a substantially large amount solutions this could be applied to. From full on industrial applications to the enthusiast many ideas could come forth for something so small but powerful. As of yet they have not priced it.