A Trusted Thin Client Market Leader
Discover why AMD has an extensive history of leadership in the thin client market. Our solutions are designed to enable you to create a new generation of thin client devices that help reduce operating costs and power consumption, while lasting longer and providing utterly enjoyable user experiences.
AMD Embedded R-Series
The highest processing performance in the AMD Embedded portfolio, for more demanding graphics and compute requirements.
AMD Embedded G-Series
Optimized performance-per-watt and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities for mainstream thin client use-cases.
Fast, Flexible Access
Thin clients provide users with secure, credential-verified access to data and applications in the cloud, regardless of the system they’re using – ideal for environments where users share multiple systems.
Ease of Management
Centralized, cloud-based data storage and administration precludes the need to configure, manage and backup individual PCs – cumbersome processes that consume valuable IT resources.
Thin clients can be more energy efficient than desktops due to lower system power footprints, conserving energy at the device level which then ripples throughout the facility infrastructure. Low power consumption with thermals as low as 4.5W for a single CPU core and 6.4W for dual CPU cores.
Security and Protection
With thin clients, all data is stored and protected in the cloud, helping minimize the risk of data loss and/or malicious data tampering and theft at the device level.
Thin clients are inherently easier than PCs to configure and update as regulatory mandates evolve – patches and updates are applied directly to the cloud infrastructure, and automatically propagated to virtual desktops in the centralized data center.
Thin clients can eliminate the need for onboard fans and hard disk drives, thereby minimizing moving parts that can fail and cause additional maintenance costs – industry reports state that on average, thin clients can last 2-3X longer than conventional desktop PCs*.
Ease of Deployment
Simplified, remotely-administered configuration and set up makes thin client deployment virtually effortless, and their compact form factors enable a wide range of configurations in space-constrained environments.
Full 4K HD support for unparalleled video and graphics quality, with hardware accelerated video decode for H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, and DivX, with support for multiple video streams. Multi-display configurability, supporting up to four independent displays in formats including DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI™, DVI and LVDS.
- x86 ecosystem compatibility, with broad software support spanning VMware, Citrix, Windows®, Linux® and others.
- Pin and software stack compatibility among select AMD Embedded processors enable portfolio scalability from entry-level to high-end thin client offerings.
Citrix Optimization for Linux by AMD
AMD has worked closely with Citrix to optimize the Linux-based Thin Client end-user experience for multimedia content. This is especially important for use-cases where end users want to play videos or participate in video-conferencing, while also multi-tasking and taking full advantage of the performance available in their AMD-based Thin Client systems.
By enabling multimedia redirection on AMD-based Thin Clients, this Linux plugin re-directs the H.264 content to the AMD integrated GPU, thereby freeing up CPU resources for additional activities. This not only improves the frame rate performance of the multimedia, which improves the end-user’s experience, but also reduces CPU utilization, allowing the end-user to do much more with the same system.
Software, Solution and Tool Partners
AMD Embedded Board Partners
AMD Embedded Developer Site: Reference designs, driver downloads and more (login required)
Embedded Product Catalog
Calculator: Total Savings Estimator
Whitepaper: Why Choose Embedded
Whitepaper: AMD Powered Thin Clients for Healthcare
Whitepaper: AMD Powered Thin Clients for Financial Services
Board and System Level Solutions: Thin Clients
Case Studies & Videos
Video: AMD Thin Clients with G-Series SoC
Video: HP and AMD Spiceworks Live Stream Replay
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