AMD G-Series GX-412TC specification

GX-412TC is a passively cooled, AMD CPU designed for embedded systems. This CPU support AES-NI, and ECC memory, making it well suited for routing hardware.

APU2, APU3, APU4 and APU6 use this CPU.

 Base frequency  1.0 Ghz
 Boost frequency  1.4 Ghz (upgrade BIOS to enable CPU boost)
 Socket  BGA769 (soldered to motherboard, can't be replaced)
 Number of CPU cores  4
 Number of threads  4
 Architecture  amd64
 Level 1 cache size  4 x 32 KB instruction caches
 4 x 32 KB data caches
 Level 2 cache size  2 MB 16-way set associative shared cache
 ECC  Yes
 AES-NI  Yes
 Max/Min temperature  0°C - 90°C
 Cooling  Passive
 Thermal Design Profile  6W
 Memory speed  DDR3-1333


Note, on other websites it's incorrectly reported that this CPU has base frequency of 1.2GHz. This is incorrect. The base frequency is 1Ghz, and the boost frequency is 1.4Ghz.

More details about the CPU design can be found on AMD's website.


VPN throughput

This CPU has built-in AES-NI support, which makes it suitable for VPN. OpenVPN throughput is a little above 100-145 Mbit/s, because it's using only 1 CPU core. Wireguard thoughput is about 600Mbit/s, because it's using all 4 cores.