AMD Ryzen Embedded 5000 Series CPUs show up in Micro-ATX motherboard

Advantech has announced the AIMB-522 industrial Micro-ATX motherboard with AMD Ryzen Embedded 5000 Series Zen3 processors for AI image processing in automation and surveillance applications.

I had never heard about “Ryzen Embedded 5000 Series” processors, but that motherboard comes with a choice of new SKUs such as the 12-core Ryzen 5950E, the 10-core Ryzen 5900E, the 8-core Ryzen 5800E, and the 6-core Ryzen 5600E, as well as existing Ryzen 5000 desktop processors.

AMD Ryzen Embedded 5000 Series motherboard

AIMB-522 Micro-ATX motherboard specifications:

  • Processor (one or the other)
    • Ryzen 5950E 12-core processor @ up to 3.4 GHz with 64MB L3 cache; TDP: 105W
    • Ryzen 5900E 10-core processor @ up to 3.7 GHz with 64MB L3 cache; TDP: 105W
    • Ryzen 5800E 8-core processor @ up to 3.7 GHz with 32MB L3 cache; TDP: 100W
    • Ryzen 5600E 6-core processor @ up to 3.6 GHz with 32MB L3 cache; TDP: 65W
    • Ryzen 5950X 16-core processor @ up to 3.4 GHz with 64MB L3 cache; TDP: 105W
    • Ryzen 5900X 12-core processor @ up to 3.7 GHz with 64MB L3 cache; TDP: 105W
    • Ryzen 5800X 8-core processor @ up to 3.8 GHz with 32MB L3 cache; TDP: 105W
    • Ryzen 5600G 6-core processor @ up to 3.9 GHz with 16MB L3 cache; TDP: 65W
    • Ryzen 5700G 8-core processor @ up to 3.8 GHz with 16MB L3 cache; TDP: 65W
  • Chipset – X570
  • Memory –  4x 288-pin U-DIMM for up to 128GB (32GB per DIMM) dual-channel DDR4 3200MHz
  • Storage
    • 4x SATA 3.0 up to 600MB/s
    • Support for NVMe SSD storage (see Expansion section)
    • 256 Mbit SPI flash for AMI EFI “BIOS”
  • Graphics & Video Output
    • APU: Radeon Graphics; CPU: (N/A Discrete Graphics Card Required)
    • HDMI up to 4096×2304 @ 30Hz
    • DisplayPort  up to 4096×2304 @ 30Hz
    • VGA up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz, 2048×1152 @ 60Hz
    • Triple display support (APU only)
  • Audio – 2x jacks (colay 3 jacks)
  • Networking
    • 2x 2.5GbE RJ45 ports via 2x Intel i225LM controller
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports via 2x Realtek RTL8119i controllers
  • USB
    • 8x USB 3.2 ports (4x ports from CPU/APU, 4x ports from X570)
    • 4x internal USB 3.0 Type-A ports
    • 3x USB 2.0 interfaces: 2x on pin header and 1x on Type-A connector
  • Serial – COM1, COM2 via 10-pin box header (RS-232/422/485) COM3,4,5,6 via 40-pin box header (RS-232 only)
  • Expansion Slots
    • 1x PCIe x16 Gen4 signal from CPU, Gen3 x4 signal from APU
    • 2x PCIe x4 slots withx4 signal from X570, only support half-length card and up-to PCIe x8 card
    • M.2 2280 M key with PCIe Gen4 x4 from CPU, Gen3 x4 from APU
    • M.2 2230 E key with USB 2.0 and PCIe Gen4 x1 from X570 chipset
    • 8-bit GPIO header
  • Misc – Watchdog Timer, 6-pin header for PS/2 keyboard/mouse
  • Power Supply
    • ATX input
    • Requirements
      • +5V DC / 23A
      • +3.3V / 17.73A
      • +12V / 25.3A
      • 12V (8-pin) / 16.1A
      • -12V / 0.12A
      • +5VSB / 2.5A
  • Dimensions – 244 x 244 mm (Micro-ATX motherboard)
  • Temperature Range
    • Operating – 0 to 60°C (depends on CPU)
    • Storage – -40 to 85°C

AIMB-522 industrial Micro-ATX motherboard ports

AIMB-522 Ryzen Embedded 5000 motherboard
AIMB-522 block diagram

The AMD Ryzen “X” CPUs do not come with graphics, while the Ryzen “G” APUs integrate a Radeon GPU. It’s unclear whether the Ryzen Embedded 5000 “E” processors are equipped with graphics or not. Considering the lower number of cores for equivalent TDP compared to the “X” models, I’d assume Ryzen Embedded 5000 processors are either designed to operate in a wider temperature range (but the motherboard specs don’t seem to indicate that), or they integrated Radeon graphics. It’s hard to find additional information since the new Embedded processors are not shown on AMD websites at the time of writing.

Advantech says the AIMB-522 is able to support more than 10 high-quality video cameras through its USB 3.2 and Ethernet ports, and the onboard PCI-Express x4 slots can enable additional camera devices or industrial controllers. Advantech AIMB-522 industrial motherboard is available now at an undisclosed price. More details may be found on the product page and press release.

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1 year ago
1 year ago

So the embedded versions will then have the cpu solderd an the other will have the sockets as shown in the picture?

Dan C
Dan C
1 year ago

105W seems a tad high for an ’embedded part’.

I don’t think the E chips will have embedded grahpics. The cache sizes suggest they are a ‘desktop’ Vermeer chip. These have 32Mb L3cache per CCD chiplet (i.e. per 8 cores)
Whereas the Cezanne mobile APU based G chips have 16Gb L3

1 year ago

The definition of “embedded” is broad. It could mean almost anything.

A CPU drawing 142 Watts (default socket limit), a tiny GPU or no GPU, and other components could still add up to less maximum power draw than many consumer desktops. You could even add one of those gigantic passive heatsinks onto it, like the Noctua NH-P1.

1 year ago

That would be the first 10-core AMD has ever made, as far as I know. 2 chiplets with 5 cores enabled on each, 32 MB of L3 cache on each chiplet for 64 MB total. This was discussed briefly in September 2020, and something made possible by the 8-core unified CCX. Odd core counts per CCX are known to be possible because AMD already makes high-frequency, high-cache 8-core Epyc 72F3 CPUs with only 1 core enabled per chiplet. High price tag too. With chiplet yields being high, there’s no reason AMD couldn’t make some 14-core CPUs as… Read more »

1 year ago

I like it for industrial use, when I have to use a compact yet powerful computer: 4 Ethernet ports, plus 2 x4 slots (good for i350 NICs). Probably too expensive if there’s space for a bigger PC (e.g. 4U rack mount).

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