AMD Ryzen Pro Processors For Enterprise Workloads Launched – Feature Workstation Class Performance With Secure and Reliable Operations

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AMD has officially released their enterprise focused Ryzen Pro processors which feature the best workstation optimized performance and add the latest security features for reliable and compute intensive business workloads.

AMD Ryzen Pro Processor Family Launches For The Enterprise Market - Up To 8 Cores, 16 Threads With Best Security and Reliability Features

The AMD Ryzen Pro processors were first mentioned back in February '17 as a part of our exclusive story. The family consists of 8 processors which feature 8, 6 and 4 cores. Each CPU is segmented into three sections.

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The top Ryzen Pro 7 series is built for "Power Users" and is aimed directly at Intel's Core i7 lineup, offering faster content creation, software development, architecture, multi-tasking, and Scientific / 3D applications optimized performance. The Ryzen Pro 5 series is targeted at mainstream users and competes against the Core i5 lineup with a focus on advanced productivity and remote collaboration tasks. Lastly, we have the Ryzen Pro 3 stack which is aimed at the basic task worker and competes against the Intel Core i3 lineup, offering great office productivity, email, net browsing and content consumption performance.

AMD Ryzen Pro is reliable

  • Powerful: Workstation-class performance for traditional business desktop
  • Secure: State-of-the-art security starting at the silicon level
  • Reliable: Enterprise-class assurance & manageability – top to bottom

AMD Ryzen Pro is secure

  • AMD Secure Technologies
  • Built-in AES 128-bit Encryption Engine
  • Windows 10 Enterprise Security Support
  • Supports fTPM/TPM 2.0 Features

“Today marks another important step in our journey to bring innovation and excitement back to the PC industry: the launch of our Ryzen PRO desktop CPUs that will bring disruptive levels of performance to the premium commercial market,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. “Offering a significant leap in generational performance, leadership multi-threaded performance, and the first-ever 8-core,16-thread CPU for commercial-grade PCs, Ryzen PRO provides a portfolio of technology choices that meet the evolving needs of businesses today and tomorrow.” via AMD

Certified for enterprise requirements

  • Image stability
    18-month platform stability empowers smarter, simpler IT planning and investment
  • Processor and Platform Longevity
    24-month processor longevity virtually enables nonstop productivity and peace of mind; AM4 infrastructure available for 4+ years and compatible n-2, n-1 and n+1 generation
  • Commercial-Grade Quality
    Commercial-grade quality assurance; Processor specifications are set to meet long-term reliability
  • Enterprise-class Manageability
    Industry-leading DASH manageability open standard; CPU agnostic, helping ensure IT Pros will never get locked into proprietary solution that can add cost without meaningful benefit
  • Commercial Limited Warranty
    36-Month Limited Warranty to System Manufacturers instead of 12 months for consumer parts.

AMD Ryzen Pro Enterprise CPU Specifications and Features

The top of the stack is the Ryzen 7 Pro 1700X which features 8 cores, 16 threads and a clock speed of up to 3.7 GHz. The chip features a 95W TDP and features 20 MB of L3 cache. All other chips in the stack feature a TDP of 65W and exist in 6 core / 12 thread, 4 core / 8 thread and 4 core / no HT variants. Specifications of these processors can be seen in the table provided below.


Delivering breakthrough responsiveness for the most demanding enterprise-class applications and multi-tasking workflows, the ‘Zen’ core in every Ryzen PRO processor provides up to 52 percent improvement in compute capability over the previous generation, and the Ryzen 7 PRO 1700 offers up to 62 percent more multi-threaded performance than select competing solutions. via AMD

AMD Ryzen Pro Enterprise CPU Family:

CPU NameCPU Cores / ThreadsCPU Base ClockCPU Boost ClockCache (L2 + L3)TDPAvailability PeriodOEM Limited Warranty
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X8 / 163.5 GHz3.7 GHz20 MB95W24 Months (2 Year)36 Months (3 Year)
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 17008 / 163.0 GHz3.7 GHz20 MB65W24 Months (2 Year)36 Months (3 Year)
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 16006 / 123.2 GHz3.6 GHz19 MB65W24 Months (2 Year)36 Months (3 Year)
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 15004 / 83.5 GHz3.7 GHz18 MB65W24 Months (2 Year)36 Months (3 Year)
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 13004 / 43.5 GHz3.7 GHz10 MB65W24 Months (2 Year)36 Months (3 Year)
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 12004 / 43.1 GHz3.4 GHz10 MB65W24 Months (2 Year)36 Months (3 Year)

All Ryzen Pro CPUs will be ECC memory compliant but at speeds vastly lower than the regular desk top variants. Security features for these processors include  AMD’s SenseMi, Precision Boost, Extended Frequency Range, Neural Net Prediction and Pure Power. The chips come with built-in AES 128-bit encryption engine, fTPM/TPM 2.0 support and Windows 10 enterprise security support.

The AMD Ryzen Pro processors will be available in retail on 29th August along with supporting platforms. AMD partners that include Dell, Lenovo, HP, etc will be offering desktops with AMD Ryzen Pro processors in the third quarter. All processors will ship with a 3 year warranty and availability will last 2 years for the chips in the retail market.

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