AMD Reveals Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series Being Sampled, Introduce Ryzen Pro Mobile And Desktop APUs For Enterprise


Today AMD announced the adoption of it's Ryzen Pro Processors by OEMs and it's second generation Threadripper CPUs for the HEDT platform. Starting with the news on Threadripper, the lineup will receive a update with a new line of processors using the 12nm fabrication process which will hopefully allow better power efficiency while still increasing overall core frequency as seen on the Ryzen 2700X.

Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series To Be Released Later This Year

Those looking to pick one up soon may be waiting for a while since while it IS being sampled to partners now it isn't ready for prime time and we should expect a Q3 launch just in time for its 1 year anniversary continuing the year to year refresh cycle. Clock speeds or any other information was not announced which is probably due to the SKUs not being finalized. In other news AMD also talked about its Ryzen Pro 2000 announcement in a press release earlier today.

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Ryzen Pro 2000 Series Now Available For Enterprise

Dell, HP and Lenovo will soon begin offering AMD Ryzen PRO mobile and desktop APUs with Radeon Vega graphics (Vega 6 to 11) for a large variety of commercial systems. With Enterprise in mind both the Ryzen PRO mobile and desktop APUs can provide security, reliability and performance to fill the needs of today's compute focused enterprise workloads.

AMD said the SKUs include laptops and commercial desktops like the Dell Latitude 5495 Dell OptiPlex 5055, HP EliteBook 700 G5 series, HP ProBook 645 G4, HP EliteDesk 700 series, Lenovo ThinkPad A series, and Lenovo ThinkCentre M715q and M725s desktop systems. Available systems can be found on partner websites, etailers, and at retail locations, with more systems scheduled to roll out in the coming months.

"Our mission with AMD Ryzen processors is to deliver more performance, features, and choice to users. We've fulfilled this promise over the last year across the premium consumer desktop and notebook markets. Now, we bring those same principles to a full range of commercial notebooks and desktops, the new enterprise platforms introduced by Dell, HP and Lenovo mark an important milestone for AMD, demonstrating that we are addressing the needs of the premium commercial market from top-to-bottom. Ryzen PRO mobile processors can enable all-day battery life up to 16 hours of use, world-class productivity performance, and sensational graphics built on Radeon technology."

Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Business Group, AMD.

Building on the strengths of the award-winning “Zen” architecture, Ryzen PRO processors deliver a significant boost in battery life, leadership productivity performance, compute and graphics capabilities, and power-on to power-off silicon-level security via AMD’s advanced GuardMI technology. The full chip lineup includes:

ModelCPU CoresThreadsMax Clock (GHz)Graphics Compute UnitsMax GPU Clock (MHz)L2/L3 Cache (MB)CTDP
Ryzen 7 Pro 2700U With Vega 10 (Mobile)483.8101300615W Nominal
Ryzen 5 Pro 2500U with Vega 8 Graphics (Laptop)483.681100615W Nominal
Ryzen 3 Pro 2300U with Vega 6 Graphics (Laptop)443.4611006 115W nominal
Ryzen 5 Pro 2400G with Vega 11 Graphics483.9111250665W
Ryzen 3 Pro 2200G with Vega 8 Graphics443.781100665W
Ryzen 5 Pro 2400GE with Vega 11 Graphics483.8111250635W
Ryzen 3 Pro 2200GE with Vega 8 Graphics443.681100635W

Ryzen PRO processors are designed to meet the fast-changing requirements of today’s business PC users, including both commercial workloads and rich multimedia capabilities that are becoming more typical as the traditional boundaries between work and personal computing merge. Offering desktop-class performance in an ultrathin notebook, the AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700U offers more system performance than the competition 

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In desktop, the AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G and AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200G delivers world-class performance on heavily graphics-intensive commercial and workstation-grade workloads ranging from graphics design to 3D CAD to medical imaging, while also excelling at general office productivity tasks.

“HP is redefining the commercial PC experience as the traditional boundaries between work and life blend. Our latest offerings with AMD Ryzen PRO processors integrate powerful processing and graphics into innovative solutions built with a focus on design, security, and collaboration to power the modern workforce.”

“For more than 25 years, the ThinkPad brand has been defined by simplicity, function, and reliability. And as the digital transformation advances with exponential speed, Lenovo maintains a relentless quest to deliver a no-compromise customer experience,” said Jerry Paradise, vice president, Lenovo global commercial portfolio & product management. “Expanding that portfolio to include the latest Ryzen PRO processors in our ThinkPad A series notebooks and ThinkCentre M715q & M725s desktops helps us to further support our enterprise customers and their ever-evolving business requirements.”

Lorena Kubera, Global Head of Commercial Product Management, HP Inc.

Designed specifically for the commercial market, all Ryzen PRO processors provide security, reliability and performance with the award-winning AMD “Zen” architecture. Armed with AMD GuardMI technology, Ryzen PRO processors with Radeon Vega Graphics offer state-of-the-art security at the silicon level from power-on to power-off. Commercial-grade quality and reliability help ensure platform longevity, and open-standard manageability helps safeguard businesses from being locked into proprietary solutions.

“Modern workers are changing how they work and play – always on-the-go, multi-tasking from basic office productivity work like emailing, word processing, editing spreadsheets and presentations, to web browsing and livestreaming multimedia content all at the same time, the new multi-core design of Ryzen PRO processors delivers amazing performance on Windows 10 PCs, while the ‘Vega’ graphics architecture enables a smoother and richer visual experience, ideally suited for today’s modern commercial environments.”

Roanne Sones, general manager, strategy and ecosystem for Windows at Microsoft.

Pricing And Availability

Pricing was not available at this time but we can assume that these should be quite competitive with the competition due to AMDs lower pricing currently.