AMD's new ultra low power CPU, the G-T16R

Subject: General Tech | June 25, 2012 - 12:59 PM |
Tagged: low power, geode, G-T16R, embedded, amd

The new embedded processor from AMD replaces the old Geode series and brings new performance to the ultra low end as this is a 4.5W TPD processor.   The G-T16R APU supports Windows 7 Embedded Compact 7, Green Hills Integrity and Express Logic Thread X operating systems which makes the lack of support for DirectX 11 a moot point as these OSes are not about to need that support to begin with.  The ultra low TDP means that no fan is required to use this processor and so you can expect an average draw of 2.3W from the system.

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DirectX 11 might be missing but looking below you can see that there is a lot of other features included with this chip, from SATA 6Gbps to HD audio as well as HDMI out and support for PCIe 2.0 4x cards, you can get quite a bit from this little chip.  Check out the ASUS press release here or just read the summary available at The Inquirer.

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"CHIP DESIGNER AMD launched its lowest power accelerator processing unit (APU) yet with the 4.5W TDP G-T16R.

AMD's G series embedded GPUs have been offering some of the lowest power DirectX 11 capable chips for some time and now the firm has brought the TDP down even further with the G-T16R. Although the G-T16R doesn't support DirectX 11, it claims considerable performance benefits over the almost archaic but popular Geode LX embedded processors."

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Source: The Inquirer
June 25, 2012 | 02:18 PM - Posted by Ananymous (not verified)

what are the huge white connectors at the bottom for?

June 26, 2012 | 01:48 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Is this a little confusing about directX11? You say it does not support. On the digram it does say directX 11 and in the inquirer I read "lowest power DirectX 11 capable" and then "doesn't support DirectX 11".

It supports it doesn't it is disabled? Not that it matters but it is a little confusing?

June 26, 2012 | 08:51 AM - Posted by Ananymous (not verified)

Well, There's DX11.1 that is supposed to have power saving features for low power win8 devices. Perhaps it only supports 11.0?

June 26, 2012 | 03:23 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Some of the AMD G series support DX11. The G-T16R APU specifically mentioned in this article does not support DX11 which is part of the reason it sips power so lightly.

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