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AMD GPU boasts improved graphics in embedded apps

28 Feb 2014

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AMD has unleashed what it flaunts as the industry's first discrete graphics card based on Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture geared to specifically advance the visual growth and parallel processing capabilities of embedded applications. With more than twice the performance in the same power envelope as its predecessor, the AMD Embedded Radeon E8860 GPU (codenamed "Adelaar") claims to offer 3D and 4K graphics to embedded gaming machines, digital signage, medical imaging, commercial aerospace and conventional military, and other embedded applications.

A 33 percent higher single precision floating point over the previous generation at 768 GFLOPS enables the GPU to also blast through the most complex parallel applications such as terrain and weather mapping, facial and gesture recognition and biometric and DNA analysis.

The AMD E8860 GPU, designed in multi-chip module packaging, comes with an industry leading seven year longevity supply guarantee and is available as a mobile PCI Express module (MXM) and PCI Express add-in-board, added the firm. The GPU drives multiple independent displays with support for AMD Eyefinity Technology and supports DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2 and OpenCL 1.2 with support for Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Embedded 7 Standard, Windows 8/8.1, Windows Embedded 8 Standard, Linux and real-time and safety-critical operating systems supported by CoreAVI's suite of embedded software drivers.

The AMD E8860 GPU-based solutions for digital signage, conventional military and commercial aerospace, medical imaging and embedded gaming machines will be available from Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, Quixant, SAPPHIRE, Tech Source Inc., TUL, WOLF Industrial Systems Inc., and other board manufacturers and solution providers beginning 1Q14.

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