The commercial client market continues to evolve. To foster productivity, businesses purchased desktops that were capable of high performance, frequently beyond their actual needed requirements. The result was costly, bulky towers that were highly inefficient, using more power and more space than required. The new 7th Gen AMD PRO 35W processor changes that paradigm.
AMD PRO is built around delivering the features that commercial client systems require and focusing on the AMD PRO pillars of Performance, Reliability, and Opportunity. With incredible efficiency, the 7th Generation AMD PRO processors enable performance that creates real opportunity for our customers. Featured in the HP EliteDesk Mini and new to the Lenovo ThinkCentre M715 Tiny , these systems provide no compromise performance and user experience in a dynamic, ultra-small form factor chassis that is leaps and bounds more energy efficient than old fashioned, unwieldy tower desktops. Businesses can now have their cake and eat it too.
Here’s how new 7th Generation AMD PRO APUs enable desktop evolution:
The 7th Gen AMD PRO 35W APUs deliver impressive compute and graphics performance, outperforming previous Generation 65W AMD PRO APUs in both system performance and graphics performance to the point of being comparable to previous generation 95W parts! As an example, performance of the new AMD PRO A12-9800E is equivalent to the system performance of the prior generation AMD PRO A10-8850, at close to 1/3 of the power. Additionally, this improved efficiency delivers incredible competiveness with the new AMD PRO A12-9800E offering up to 17% more system performance, and up to 88% more graphics performance than the 35W Core i5-6500T. While graphics performance may not be intuitively connected to business productivity, today’s workforce is increasingly working in a visual realm. Videos, video conferencing, and other media rich tools are the way we communicate much of our information today. Where a presentation of data and facts in spreadsheets and text would not have seemed out of place a few years ago, today, we are using infographics and animations. Your workforce needs to be able to keep up and having a system that is well equipped with a balance of traditional compute capabilities and graphics acceleration is a smart way to ensure your business is not left behind.
New ultra-small form factor (USFF) desktops offer a multitude of new deployment opportunities. Roughly 94% smaller than the typical mini-tower, an ultra-small form factor PC can easily be mounted on the wall, under the desk, on the back of a monitor, or get the aesthetic benefits of an all-in-one PC with the serviceability of a traditional desktop using Lenovo’s new Tiny-in-One ecosystem (shown).
Bottom line is a 35W AMD PRO processor allows end users have it all. An ultra-small form factor desktop PC that is flexible, saves space, offers no-compromise performance and user experience, while being highly energy efficient to run cool and quiet. It’s time to get more from your desktop.
What are your thoughts? Is your business deploying more ultra-small form factor desktops PCs?
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 PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. PCMark 8 v2 Home is used to simulate system performance; The 35W “Bristol Ridge” A12-9800E processor scored 4278 while the 95W “Godavari” A10-8850B scored 4216 BRPD-9
AMD PRO A12-9800E: HP G3 EliteDesk Mini – AMD PRO A12-9800E 35W with AMD Radeon(TM) R7 Graphics, 2x4096 DDR4-2133 RAM, Win10, 256GB NVMe SSD Graphics driver 16.200.1020.0
A10-8850B: ASUS A88X-PRO AMD PRO A10-8850B 95W with AMD Radeon(TM) R7 Graphics, 2x4096 DDR3-2133 RAM, Win10, SSD
 Testing by AMD Performance labs. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. PCMark® 8 v2 Home is used to simulate system performance; the 7th Generation AMD PRO A12-9800E scored 3460.83, while the Intel Core i5-6500T scored 2965 for a benchmark score comparison of 3460.83/2965 = 1.17X or 17% more. Testing by AMD Performance labs. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. 3DMark 11 Performance is used to simulate graphics performance; the 7th Generation AMD PRO A12-9800E scored 3049.8 while the Intel® Core i5-6500T scored 1622.25, for a benchmark score difference of 3049.8/1622.25 = 1.88X or 88% more. BRPD-2, BRPD-3
AMD PRO A12-9800E: AMD “Myrtle” reference platform, 7th Generation AMD PRO A12-9800E with AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics, 2x8192 DDR4-2400 RAM, 228GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics driver 22.214.171.124 2016-04-11
i5-6500T: Lenovo Skybay, i5-6500T with Intel® HD Graphics 530, 2x4096 DDR4-2133 RAM, 476GB 5400 RPM, Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics driver 126.96.36.19900 2015-09-30
 The Lenovo ThinkCentre M700 desktop tower measures 6.3x14.96x14.01in (160x380x356mm) compared to the Lenovo ThinkCentre M715 Tiny which measures 1.36x7.20x7.05in (34.5x182.9x179mm), or 94.78% less volume.