n common with all DPX products, the DPX-S430 includes a full feature set of I/O, COMs and security designed specifically for gaming devices.
It is in the area of graphics performance that the new DPX-S430 excels. With both the AMD R-Series integrated Radeon GPU and the flexibility to add PCI-Express x16 graphics cards, the DPX-S430 offers an unparalleled combination of performance and scalability.
The AMD Radeon HD7000G graphics of the DPX-S430 will allow game designers to produce a stunning visual experience for their players. The graphics supports DirectX 11, Shader Model 5, OpenGL 4.2 and OpenCL 1.1 standards as well as HD Decode for video (H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, DivX). In addition to the conventional VGA and DVI video interfaces, the DPX-S430 also offers a DisplayPort 1.2 interface with 5.4Gb/s link speed (resolutions up to [email protected]) and daisy chaining, ready for the future as Displayport devices become available.
The platform also offers considerable flexibility with the adding of a graphics adapter card via a full PCIe x 16 v2.1 graphics card slot for high performance applications, multiple displays (up to 10 independent displays) or for future in-field upgrades. AMD Dual Display acceleration is also supported to allow the chipset graphics engine to work in co-ordination with discrete AMD Radeon GPUs such as E6760/E6460, and 7000 and 8000 series GPUs in the future. Flexible display configurations can be controlled using AMD Eyefinity technology including video wall spanning for single large surface (SLS) configurations.
Craig Stapleton, Advantech-Innocore’s Product Director commented, “With the release of the DPX-S430 we are excited to add another strong product to Advantech-Innocore’s range of gaming platforms. We offer the widest range of products to suit all applications and our well established roadmap means customers can choose an Advantech-Innocore product with full confidence. The DPX-S430 offers a considerable step up in performance while still maintaining backwards compatibility with older generations of DPX-S series products. We have done this in the DPX-S430 by including a careful mix of new technology such as USB 3.0, DisplayPort v1.2, Quad core processers while still keeping some of the legacy interfaces that customers in gaming need”.
The revolutionary graphics performance is coupled with great compute power thanks to the R-Series APU architecture with support for AMD Turbo CORE 3 technology. The board is available with a range of APUs from Dual core through to Quad Core up to 2.3GHz (3.2GHz in Turbo mode).
Craig continues, “Both AMD and Intel are developing some significant improvements in chipset technology and for customers able to use integrated graphics these improvements provide a very cost attractive solution. Advantech-Innocore continues to create a roadmap of exceptional quality using the latest technology combined with in house manufacturing and local supply and service. Customers will be able to continue to rely on us as the market leader in this field provided cutting edge product for many years to come”.
“Customers who would like to upgrade from their existing DPX-S series platforms can do so with little integration work due to the consistent mechanical and software footprint and the support of our global support network”, he concluded.