Have Advanced Micro Devices, Inc (NYSE:AMD)’s new SoC processors lanced FX Series?
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc (NYSE:AMD) has launched new G-Series SoC processors. These processors bring power-consumption down to 3W. The company has always been a leader in the processor industry but this new launch pushes power-consumption into the single-digit wattage space. The GX-210JA from AMD is a SoC or System on Chip with a 6W TDP. According to the company, its average power consumption is more in the range of 3W under normal usage conditions.
However, no one should be misled into thinking that the low power consumption makes it a lightweight part. On the contrary, the GX-210JA is a fanless, dual-core 1GHz processor that packs a discreet Radeon HD 8180 GPU that runs at 225MHz. It also comes with complete support for an enterprise-class ECC RAM. The one downside is that it does not have USB 3.0 support and has only 1MB of L2 cache.
A dead-end for the FX Processor Lineup?
Though this is not confirmed news, there has apparently been a series of documents that AMD has handed-out to various OEM’s but has kept all information under wraps. If rumors are considered to be true, the company’s FX Series may finally be approaching the end of the line if it hasn’t already done that. VR-Zone claims that it has scoured the secret documents and obtained this classified information. No information has been made public and all the news is very hush-hush at the moment.
The vocal VP
AMD’s VP of channel-sales, Roy Taylor says that PhysX is an utter failure and that NVIDIA CUDA is fated. Very recently, in an interview with VR Zone, Taylor said rather interesting things. He took some stabs at NVIDIA, his former employer and poked a bit of fun at Intel. In his opinion, CUDA is doomed and the industry dislikes proprietary standards. He went on to add that PhysX is proprietary and that’s exactly why it is a failure and that nobody really wants it. Well, let’s just wait and see what the G-Series SoC processors can do.