AMD R APU logo AMD shows off embedded APU performance, pulls the presentation pronto

It would appear that we're very close to AMD's Brazos 2.0 unveiling as the company had posted a performance preview of its upcoming R-series of embedded APUs on its website, although it has since then been taken down. The benchmark graph contained in the PDF is showing the upcoming R-464L APU as being more than twice as fast as Intel's Core i7-2710QE in terms of graphics performance.

It would appear that we're very close to AMD's Brazos 2.0 unveiling as the company had posted a performance preview of its upcoming R-series of embedded APUs on its website, although it has since then been taken down. The benchmark graph contained in the PDF is showing the upcoming R-464L APU as being more than twice as fast as Intel's Core i7-2710QE in terms of graphics performance.

AMD is planning a range of embedded APUs, although the only two included in the graph is the R-464L and the R-272F. Sadly AMD didn't provide any specifications for the CPU or GPU part beyond the 35W TDP, but we're most likely looking at an adaptation of a mobile chip here, especially as AMD is making comparisons with various 35W mobile CPU's from Intel, including the 45W Core i7-2710QE which is an embedded version of a mobile quad core CPU.

AMD R series AMD shows off embedded APU performance, pulls the presentation pronto

Admittedly, AMD is comparing its GPU performance to that of Intel's older HD 3000 graphics which isn't an entirely fair comparison, but until Intel actually announces its embedded Ivy Bridge chips AMD is at least comparing apples to apples so to speak. As you can see from the graph above, AMD has a 45 percent and a 106 percent lead in terms of average performance across 3DMark 06 and 3DMark Vantage compared to the Core i7-2710QE.

In as much as GPU performance matters in some embedded applications, we're fairly certain that any potential customers are also looking for good CPU performance and here AMD hasn't provided any details. As for the rest of the test setup AMD was using its own development motherboard codenamed Pumori which is based on the A75 chipset as well as 4GB DDR3 1600MHz memory and a 160GB hard drive, hardly mind blowing hardware. In saying that, only the R-464L supports DDR3 1600MHz memory, as the R-272F is apparently limited to DDR3 1333MHz. As for the rest of the specifications and more interestingly the consumer version of Brazos 2.0 we're going to have to hold out a little longer.

Source: CPU World