AMD announces Ryzen Pro 4000 processors for business laptops

Offering security-centric features and enterprise-grade reliability for business laptops

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After being dominated by Intel in the market for years, AMD is finally back. The Ryzen and Threadripper desktops processors have turned out to be a massive success for the company, and its Ryzen mobile series is also getting recognition. But AMD is not done yet. After taking on the consumer market, AMD is now ready to take on Intel in the commercial market as well. The company claims that the new AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 series processors are the new standard for the PC experience, ahead of Intel’s VPRO series.

AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 Series Overview

Compared to an average Joe, a business needs to have a more productive, durable, and secure computing device. Of course, these might be qualities that everyone would want on their personal computer, but many of us can don’t need them. For example, not having a separate security mechanism such as the TPM chip may not be a significant deal-breaker for individuals. Still, from a business point of view, the difference it creates can be enormous.

That is why both AMD and Intel have their lineup of processors targetted at businesses. In this post, we are talking about the new Ryzen Pro 4000 series of processes. In a nutshell, the latest processors are based on 7nm process technology and are equipped with up to eight Zen 2 cores. Compared to their non-commercial siblings, these processors make use of AMD Pro technologies and come with added layers of security.

Three new processors

There are three processors under the Ryzen Pro 4000 series – Ryzen 3 Pro, Ryzen 5 Pro, Ryzen 7 Pro. All of them have a TDP of 15 Watt.

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The Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U has 8 cores and 16 threads. The cores run at a base frequency of 1.7 GHz which can reach up to 4.1 GHz when boosted. It comes with Vega 7 GPU unit that operates at 1.6 GHz.

Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U has 6 cores and 12 threads. The base frequency is 2.1 GHz, which can be boosted up to 4 GHz. It has a Vega 6 GPU. Both Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 have an L3 cache size of 8MB. Similarly, the Ryzen 3 Pro 4450U comes with 4 cores and 8 threads.

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Compared to the previous generation, the new Pro series have more cores and threads. AMD is claiming up to a 132% boost in the multi-thread performance and a 29% boost in the single-thread performance. Similarly, graphics have also been improved by up to 13%. The company compared the Ryzen 7 Pro 47500 to the Intel i7-10710U (6/12 core count), claiming up to a 32% better performance.

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Pro Features

The added features on these processors include Pro security, Pro Manageability, and Pro Business Ready. Pro Manageability allows for the simplified deployment, imaging, and management that is compatible with the existing infrastructure of the client system. AMD also promises 18 months of planned software stability and 24 months planned availability for business. For security, AMD has included the Memory Guard feature, which protects your data through encryption even when the system is in hibernation mode. Similarly, AMD has collaborated with partners such as HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft for added security features.

AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 Series Launch and Availability

We can see laptops from HP and Lenovo powered by the new AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 series as early as the first half of 2020. Lenovo has already confirmed the use of the Ryzen Pro 4000 processors in Gen 1 of ThinkPad T14, T14s, L14/14, and X13. Similarly, we will be able to see these new processors in HP ProBook x360 435 G7 and HP ProBook 445/455 G7.