AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 series mobile processors now official
AMD has recently announced the latest AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 series mobile processors, bringing the “Zen 3” core architecture to premium business laptops. The latest series consists of the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, and AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5450U.
According to AMD, these are built to provide a powerful computing experience with security features for today’s demanding business environments. The AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U processor comes with 8 cores and 16 threads, offering up to 57% more multi-threaded performance and 23% faster performance for home and office productivity than the competition. Built for all-day battery life and productivity, along with the optimized 7nm “Zen 3” core architecture, this processor offers up to 17.5 hours of battery life, as AMD claims.
“The new AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors significantly increase the capabilities of ultrathin enterprise notebooks and deliver best-in-class user experiences with leadership performance, exceptional battery life, and robust security features for every work environment,” said Saeid Moshkelani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Client Business Unit of AMD.
Furthermore, the series is said to be equipped with AMD PRO technologies for added security. The AMD PRO security provides a multi-layered approach to security features by embedding defenses at every level, from silicon through the operating system. However, the AMD Memory Guard is exclusive to AMD Ryzen PRO processors and automatically enabled on Microsoft Secured-Core PCs, enabling data and identity protection. At the same time, AMD Shadow Stack helps provide hardware-enabled protection against malware attacks.
On the other hand, the AMD PRO manageability enables a full manageability feature set for simplified deployment, imaging, and management compatible with modern IT infrastructures. AMD Ryzen PRO processors offer full support for Microsoft Endpoint Manager to deliver a flexible and integrated cloud management solution.
Lastly, AMD also mentioned that the AMD PRO business-ready technologies bring enterprise-grade computing solutions designed for quality and reliability, in addition to platform longevity. AMD Ryzen PRO processors feature 18-months of planned software stability and 24-months of planned availability.
Enterprise customers will be able to purchase Ryzen PRO processor-based systems starting in Q2 of 2021 from top PC vendors, including HP and Lenovo.