Last Monday, AMD made a series of announcements. The company announced the availability of AMD Ryzen PRO 3000 Series processor, AMD Ryzen PRO processors with Radeon Vega Graphics and AMD Athlon PRO processors with Radeon Vega Graphics. The 3rd generation Ryzen Pro processors will pack up to 12 cores.
The company declared that from the fourth quarter of 2019 onwards, Ryzen PRO and Athlon PRO processors will be available in enterprise desktops of HP and Lenovo. HP will use Ryzen Pro 3000 series processors inside its EliteDesk 705 G5 SFF and other Mini desktops while Lenovo will use Ryzen Pro 3000 series processors inside ThinkCentre M75s-1 SFF and M75q-1.
The Ryzen Pro 3000 is based on AMD’s 7nm Zen 2 architecture technology. Earlier this summer, AMD introduced its Zen 2 “Matisse” microarchitecture. Initially, Ryzen Pro 3000 series will be available in three variants in the AM4 form-factor, with all of them set for a 65 W TDP. The three variants are a 12 core Ryzen 9 Pro 3900 processor, an 8 core Ryzen 7 Pro 3700 processor, and a 6 core Ryzen 5 Pro 3600 processor.
SVP and GM of the AMD Client Compute division Saied Moshkelani said: “Designed specifically to efficiently data-crunch, design, compose, and create – AMD Ryzen PRO and Athlon PRO processors accelerate enhanced business productivity while offering protection safeguards with built-in security features, such as full system memory encryption and a dedicated, on-die security processor”
The processors will support all features of AMD’s Pro-series including built-in DASH manageability, TrustZone security processor, Secure Boot, per Application Security, Content Protection, fTPM 2.0, and Transparent Secure Memory Encryption (TSME).
However, these processors are proper CPUs and they do not come with any integrated graphics. For PCs with integrated graphics, AMD has also introduced Ryzen 3000 APUs which is based on their 12nm Zen+ “Picasso” design.