AMD Ryzen Embedded 5000 processors launched for networking applications

We first spotted the AMD Ryzen Embedded 5000 processors in a micro-ATX motherboard last August, but AMD has now only announced the availability the of Ryzen Embedded 5000 Series “Zen 3” processors designed for  “always on” networking firewalls, network-attached storage systems, and other security applications.

AMD also mentions the Ryzen Embedded 5000 are “power-efficient processors”, but that does not mean low power, as those embedded processors are 65 to 105W parts, and offer a step-up in performance from the 10 to 54W AMD Ryzen Embedded V3000 processors also targetting networking and storage applications.

AMD Ryzen Embedded 5000

As we found out last year, four SKUs are available with the Ryzen 5950E, Ryzen 5900E, Ryzen 5800E, and Ryzen 5600E, but the specifications are a little different, as for instance, there’s no 10-core part. All four are AM4-socket processors, support two DDR4 channels up to 3200MT/s, and come with 24 PCIe Gen4 lanes, and when optionally paired with the AMD X570 Chipset up to 36 lanes of PCIe Gen4 can be supported.

ModelCPU CoresThreads countCPU Base Freq (GHz)CPU 1T Boost Freq (up to GHz)L3 CPU Cache (MB)Nominal TDP (W)
5800E8163.43.73265 to 100

The Ryzen Embedded 5000 processors are built with a 7nm process and the company commits to a five-year manufacturing availability.

While it’s designed for networking and storage applications, AMD’s press release and product page do not list any specific storage/networking interfaces and only mention the PCIe Gen4 interfaces.

The AIMB-522 micro-ATX motherboard we covered last year targets “AI image processing in automation and surveillance applications”, and since there’s no GPU in the Ryzen Embedded 5000 series it relies on a discrete GPU card. That just means the new family of Ryzen Embedded processors will be used beyond just networking and storage applications.

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1 year ago

RIP 10-core Ryzen, we hardly knew ye

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