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United States : The second-generation AMD embedded R-Series Bald Eagle APU has landed.

AMD s second generation embedded R-series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) formerly codenamed Bald Eagle has landed! The second generation embedded R-series APU combines AMD s expertise in designing high performance, multi-core x86 CPU architectures and multipurpose programmable GPUs into a single chip that supports four independent displays and Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA), making it a great choice for casino and arcade gaming.

AMD s APUs have already proven themselves in the embedded market, with the first-generation AMD R-series raising the bar for levels of processing power, visualization and power efficiency. The second generation embedded R-series APU builds on the success of the first generation R-series APUs by making use of AMD s Steamroller CPU architecture, powering up to four x86 CPU cores. Coupled with the latest CPU architecture is AMD s award-winning AMD Radeon HD 9000-series GPU architecture that supports Microsoft DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2 and OpenCL all within a 35 W power envelope.

The second generation embedded R-series APU brings together the latest AMD CPU and GPU architectures to create a phenomenal APU for the embedded market. AMD s second generation embedded R-series APU is the first embedded processor to support HSA. This allows applications to seamlessly make use of the CPU and GPU through Heterogeneous Queuing and access the same memory through Heterogeneous Unified Memory Architecture.

AMD s R-series APUs have always supported GPU compute but with has support, the developer now has even more tools at their disposal to access the phenomenal compute found in the Radeon HD 9000-series GPU in every second generation embedded R-series APU. HSA features enable higher resolution video playback and increased number of video streams, meaning that in a casino the gamer can see more videos at a higher quality, improving their experience.

Complementing the revolutionary CPU and GPU architectures and HSA support, our engineers have also added features such as DDR3-2133 and ECC memory support, along with PCI Express Gen 2 and Gen 3 support. What does all this mean? The increase in memory bandwidth and support for higher bandwidth to peripherals means the R-series APU not only can access more data, but can also support a second GPU through AMD Radeon Dual Graphics technology. A second GPU can turbocharge graphics performance or provide output for even more displays.

AMD s embedded R-series APUs have been the ultimate solution when it comes to driving multiple displays with eye-popping graphics, and our second generation embedded R-series APUs continue this rich tradition. The second generation R-series APUs support up to four independent displays, driven through today s most common standards including HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2, UVD 4.2 and VCE 2.0.

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