AMD announced two new additions to its PRO processor lineup today: 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen PRO mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics and AMD Athlon PRO mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics. The two new mobile processors are expected to be found in a wide range of laptops in the coming months, including mainstream laptops, thin and light laptops, and convertible laptops. The first models expected are commercial models from HP and Lenovo, which should arrive later this quarter.
“Modern PC users expect the experience between professional and personal to be imperceptible, and business notebook users want to utilize the latest modern features including 3D modeling, video editing, multi-display setups while multitasking securely, to get more done,” commented Saeid Moshkelani, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Client Compute division at AMD. With AMD Ryzen PRO and Athlon PRO mobile processors, AMD delivers the right performance, features, and choice to OEMs and commercial users, combined with the productivity, protection, and professional features needed to ensure seamless deployment throughout an organization.”
The 2nd Gen Ryzen PRO 3000 series mobile processors are built on a 12-nanometre manufacturing process. According to AMD, they can offer up to 12 hours of battery life for general office use or up to 10 hours of battery life for video playback based on tests conducted internally. All of them have a thermal design power of 15 watts. They also come with a three-year warranty to system manufacturers. In addition, AMD is offering “Zen”-based Athlon PRO processors, which we can expect to find on budget laptop models.
AMD published a list of models one can expect from the new generation of mobile processors. Going from the most expensive to the most affordable, the list goes: AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U (2.3GHz base clock speed, 4.0GHz boosted clock speed, 10 GPU cores), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U (2.1GHz base clock speed, 3.7GHz boosted clock speed, 8 GPU cores), AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U (2.1GHz base clock speed, 3.5GHz boosted clock speed, 6 GPU cores), and AMD Athlon PRO 300U (2.4GHz base clock speed, 3.3GHz boosted clock speed, 3 GPU cores). While all the new Ryzens are quad-core models, the Athlon alone is a dual-core model.
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