AMD Introduces Geode Processors

In conjunction with the introduction of its new Performance-Power Rating, AMD today announced a line of low-power, high-performance AMD Geode processors, the AMD Geode NX 1500@6W processor and the AMD Geode NX 1750@14W processor. In addition to introducing the AMD Geode NX processors, AMD is renaming the current AMD Geode GX2 processor to AMD Geode GX 533@1.1W processor. Also available is the AMD Geode GX 466@0.9W processor and the AMD Geode 500@1.0W processor. The new naming system is based on the Performance-Power Rating that emphasizes the importance of the balance between performance and power for the embedded x86 processor market.

AMD Geode processors are part of AMD’s strategy to be the only processor manufacturer to offer assets for delivering x86 solutions for low-power embedded technologies up through the highest performing server platforms.

The Geode NX 1500@6W processor operates at 1 GHz and is supported by the AMD Geode NX DB1500 development board. The Geode NX 1750@14W operates at 1.4 GHz. The Geode GX 533@1.1W processor operates at 400 MHz and is supported by the AMD Geode GX DB533 development board. The Geode GX 500@1.0W processor operates at 366 MHz and the Geode GX 466@9W processor operates at 333 MHz.

AMD will use model numbers that are based on the benchmarks developed by Synchromesh Computing to identify the AMD Geode processors. The new model numbers designate relative performance and are designed to increase the visibility of power consumption when it is a consideration. The new model number system for AMD Geode Solutions is represented by the processor’s relevant performance rating followed by its power usage.

“The model numbers have been designed to meet the needs of our customers, providing a quick view of the performance and power capabilities of each processor in the AMD Geode Solutions product line,” said Iain Morris, group vice president, AMD Personal Connectivity Solutions Group. “Using the model numbers, customers can determine if they need an extremely low-power solution as offered by our AMD Geode GX line, or a high-performance embedded solution that is now addressed with our AMD Geode NX product offering. We are committed to providing long-term support to our customers who require low-power, high-performance embedded solutions with the AMD Geode Solutions product line.”

AMD’s Geode products will be demonstrated during Computex at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taipei (TICC) beginning June 2nd.

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