AMD CPUs for max performance in Embedded-Computing
With their latest embedded CPUs, that are called Ryzen, AMD sets a new benchmark and starts the fire against its competitor Intel. These CPUs are mostly made for embedded applications where high performance is a must. This counts for example for digital signage scenarios, which have to process high resolution 4K content. But also the use in smart robotics and in the field of vehicle computing. Furthermore these new AMD CPUs contain an integrated GPU, which complies with the latest AMD Radeon Vega architecture.
AMDs 7nm next level GPU
This year AMD drops a bombshell on the Computex: The chip developer from the USA announces that in this year they will bring professional Radeon-Intstrinct products based on Vega-20-GPU on the market. These are made with the 7nm process and especially for the B2B market. If consumer will get a taste of these Vega-20 products is still unsure. But what is totally sure is that even gamers will get the taste of them. In addition to this AMD didn’t say anything about the technical specifications. Only so much was released that there will be a memory extension of 32 Gigabyte HBM 2, which will – because of the four HBM2 stacks – increase the memory bandwith up to 4.096.
No more Windows 7 support
Yet last year Microsoft and Intel announced that the latest CPUs will only be supported with a current Windows – by which they mean Windows 10. This means, upon reversion, that there will no longer be a driver support for Kabylake CPUs that work under Windows 7 and 8.1. Skylake CPUs with Windows 7 still have support until 2020. Microsoft suggests upgrading to Windows 10 if you have a CPU that was released after August 2016. By this time the yet mentioned Kabylake generation is concerned as well as the Coffeelake generation from October 2017.
Due to this also spo-comm provides only Windows 10 support for new Mini-PCs.