The GPU of the new SoC module provides 128Mbyte eDRAM and according to the embedded board supplier, with 72 execution units it has three times more parallel execution power than the Skylake architecture without Iris graphics.
Congatec expects one application will be as an industrial-grade IoT edge node server and media server with virtualization, where it has the capabilities to perform video transcoding, deep packet inspection or big data analytics.
For parallel computing tasks it supports OpenCL 2.0. and DirectX 12 as well as Open GL 4.4 for the highest performance 3D graphics on up to 3 independent 4K (3840 x 2160) displays via HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2.
For legacy applications, a dual-channel LVDS output and VGA are available. Hardware-accelerated encode and decode of HEVC, VP8, VP9 and VDENC video is also supported.
In addition to PCI Express Gen 3.0 Graphics (PEG), the choice of available I/O interfaces includes 8x PCI Express Gen 3.0 lanes, 4x USB 3.0, 8x USB 2.0, LPC and I²C.
SSD and other non volatile mass storage can be connected via 4x SATA 3.0, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support. All major Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems are supported, including Windows 10.