AMD has announced the launch of a new APU model: the G-T16R. Aimed to the x86 compatible embedded industrial market, this APU comes to take over the old Geode LX. With a consumption of only 2.3 watts (7% less than the Geode LX 800 at 500 MHz), the G-T16R presents three times better performance that of its predecessor. Even with the consumption of the associated A55E chipset, the combo TDPs does not exceed 4.5W.
The G-T16R includes two x86 cores (with 2 x 512 KB L2 cache), a DirectX 11 compatible GPU and a single-channel DDR3 memory controller. This APU controller also loads a PCIe 2.0 and supports VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort and LVDS interfaces. Connected to the APU via a UMI 4x (Unified Media Interface) link, the A55E chipset takes on its side the support for four PCIe 2.0 additional lines, up to 14 USB 2.0 ports and six SATA 6 Gbps. PCI controllers, HD Audio and Ethernet are also present.
Many manufacturers, such Advantech, Aewin, Arbor, aValue, MEN Mikro Elektronik or Axiomtek, already offer modules and motherboards based on this new APU. Finally, note that the manufacturer ensures availability of the full range of G-Series APU until 2017.