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These past few months have been a whirlwind of activity with the launch of the AMD Ryzen™ processor line. With each announcement, the frenetic energy felt among our teams at AMD has paled in comparison to the levels of excitement we received from businesses, consumers, and enthusiasts alike. Your enthusiasm and voice is what drives us to challenge the status quo and build innovative new products. That is why today I am proud to support the launch and adoption of our new enterprise solutions built around AMD Ryzen™ PRO desktop processors.

I’m often asked, “What makes Ryzen PRO processors unique?” Ryzen PRO processors are directed toward the enterprise and public sectors and are based on three key principles: reliability, security, and performance. These principles benefit customers in many ways.

 

  • Ryzen PRO logo.JPGPlanned 18-month image stability enables smarter, simpler IT image deployment
  • Planned 24-month processor availability which allows for multi-year PC fleet renewal planning and smarter investment
  • Commercial-grade quality provides exceptional dependability achieved by identifying manufacturing variability and sourcing AMD PRO and Ryzen PRO products from wafers with the highest yields helping ensure high quality parts
  • GuardMI technology, in every Ryzen PRO processor, integrates a state-of-the-art, power-on to power-off, silicon-level security feature that helps protect users from an ever-increasing number of threats.
  • SenseMI technology and up to eight cores and 16 threads provide exceptional multitasking capability

 

When paired with an efficient Radeon™ discrete graphics card, AMD powered PCs provide a solid, future-ready computing platform designed for longevity and rapid responsiveness for demanding enterprise-class applications and multitasking workflows including enterprise VR applications.

 

While the Ryzen PRO processor can be found sitting in the driver’s seat of a system, we have teamed with top PC vendors in the industry, including Dell, HP, and Lenovo, to enable a new level of performance and enhance the overall user experience. Availability of the new business-class desktop PCs featuring AMD Ryzen PRO processors are expected soon, including:

In addition, Lenovo ThinkPad A475 and A275 notebook PCs featuring 7th Gen AMD PRO processors are expected in Q4 2017.

 

See how some of our customers are incorporating Ryzen PRO processors in their latest projects below:

 

Not to be overlooked, the Ryzen PRO APUs are scheduled to be launched in the first half of 2018 – we can’t wait to share more.

 

 

John Hampton, Director, Commercial Business Development for AMD. His/her postings are his/her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.

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.

 

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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[1]. 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.[2] 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.

 

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New ultra-small form factor (USFF) desktops offer a multitude of new deployment opportunities. Roughly 94% smaller than the typical mini-tower[3], 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).

 

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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?

 

 

John Hampton, Director, Commercial Business Development for AMD. His/her postings are his/her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.

 


[1] 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

System Configurations:

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

[2] 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
System Configurations:
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 16.101.0.0 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 20.19.15.4300 2015-09-30

[3] 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.