After the commercial success of AMD Ryzen and Threadripper, AMD recently revealed the AMD Ryzen Pro processors for business and commercial purposes. At this stage it’s too early to estimate the full extent of benefits and performance value; businesses can derive from these CPUs. But the chart line up looks great!
Specification wise, AMD Ryzen Pro line up looks similar to its desktop line up in terms of specifications. But the major difference is the addition of security (AMD GuardMI) and manageability (AMD DASH) features all the way down to the entry level products, such as the Ryzen 3 Pro chips.
AMD is pointing out the specification differences between same tier processors of Intel 7th generation. In terms of double threads, cores and more than double L2+L3 Cache. This means more performance gains, higher potential to perform Multi-threaded CPU intensive workloads.
AMD is launching AMD Ryzen Pro processors with a pair of Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 Pro processors. If we’re talking about the business enabled features then in Intel processors one will have to buy a higher-end Core i5 to get a full set of features since the Core i3 chips 7100, 7300 and Core i5 7400 lacks the Security Intel vPro and Managability Intel vPro features.
But on the contrary AMD Ryzen Pro lacks integrated graphics card compared to Intel processors. For basic productivity tasks or high-end virtual-reality (VR) production work (or anything in between) users will have to install an external PCI express graphics card.
AMD Ryzen Pro includes GuardMI technology. The security-focused features include real-time AES 128-bit encryption of system memory and TPM 2.0 support, as well as support for all of Windows 10’s inherent security features.
The other feature is managibility (AMD DASH). “Desktop and mobile Architecture for System Hardware,” and AMD describes it as “a Web services-based standard for secure out-of-band and remote management of desktops and mobile systems.”
The systems including AMD Ryzen Pro CPUs are:
- HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Micro Tower, 705 G3 Small Form Factor.
- Dell OptiPlex 5055.
- Lenovo ThinkCentre M715.
It’s clear that AMD’s Ryzen Pro parts have plenty of potential And with a pre-built large scale PC builders such as Dell, HP, and Lenovo on the hardware front, there’s a significant chance that AMD can gain back the market share with AMD Ryzen Pro in the business segment as well.