After rolling out AMD Ryzen processors for the consumer market earlier this year, AMD has now rolled out new EPYC family of server processors under the Ryzen PRO branding. The Ryzen PRO family comprises of the Ryzen 3 PRO, Ryzen 5 PRO and Ryzen 7 PRO processors. While the basic architecture is similar to the consumer Ryzen CPUs, the Ryzen PRO series come with a few improvements that make them much more suitable for commercial PCs. Some of these include improved security features, 24 months availability, 36-month limited warranty, and greater dependability. They also boast processor-level machine intelligence AMD SenseMI technology with features such as Precision Boost, Extended Frequency Range (XFR), Neural Net Prediction, Smart Prefetch, and Pure Power.
Ryzen PRO Lineup
|SKU||Cores||Threads||Base Frequency||Boost Frequency||TDP|
|Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X||8||16||3.4 GHz||3.8 GHz||95W|
|Ryzen 7 PRO 1700||8||16||3.0 GHz||3.7 GHz||65W|
|Ryzen 5 PRO 1600||6||12||3.2 GHz||3.6 GHz||65W|
|Ryzen 5 PRO 1500||4||4||3.5 GHz||3.7 GHz||65W|
|Ryzen 3 PRO 1300||4||4||3.5 GHz||3.7 GHz||65W|
|Ryzen 3 PRO 1200||4||4||3.1 GHz||3.4 GHz||65W|
AMD claims the ‘Zen’ core in every new Ryzen PRO processor delivers up to 52 percent improved compute capability when compared to the previous generation. The Ryzen 7 PRO 1700 is claimed to offer an impressive 62 percent higher multi-threaded performance when compared to select competing solutions. The entire lineup offers support for security standards such as secure boot, fTPM (firmware Trust Platform Module), AES, and Windows 10 Enterprise security features.
AMD will begin shipping these new Ryzen PRO processors to businesses around the world in the second half of this year. For mobile devices, AMD plans to releases Ryzen PRO mobile processors in the first half od 2018.
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