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Published on April 17th, 2019 | by admin

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The Atari VCS to be Powered by AMD’s Newly Announced High-Performance Ryzen Processor

Today, technology company AMD announced the expansion of their embedded product family of computer processors with the AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1000 SoC — the new high-performance Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) that’s powering the Atari VCS entertainment platform!

AMD’s all-new Ryzen embedded chip will be faster, cooler, and more efficient, allowing the Atari VCS to sport a simpler and more effective power architecture and thermal solution. The new processor includes built-in Ethernet, Native 4K video support with modern HDCP, and a secure frame buffer that fully-supports DRM video (Netflix, HBO, etc.).

“With the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 powering the Atari VCS, we can support the 4K 60fps HDR content that users expect from a modern, secure gaming and entertainment system,” said Michael Arzt, COO of Atari Connected Devices. “AMD’s new Ryzen Embedded SoC will also help protect the VCS’ environment and content as we support an unprecedented open-access model that allows Atari’s highly-creative community to install any other operating system side by side with the Atari OS.”

View AMD’s full announcement here: https://uberstrategist.link/AMD-Ryzen-PR.


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