Chipmaker AMD today officially launched its all-new Ryzen Pro range of processors in India. The desktop processors have been designed to suit the need of basic, mainstream, and power users.
Ryzen Pro range includes the Ryzen Pro 3, Ryzen Pro 5, and Ryzen Pro 7 processors that seek to compete against the Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and i7 (91W) respectively. The Ryzen Pro 7, aimed at power users, is capable of easing out the creation of premium content, premium VR content, 3D rendering and modeling, and machine learning. The Pro 5 is best suited for remote collaborations, advanced multitasking, basic content creation, and VR consumption. The Pro 3, on the other hand, is suited for casual users for office productivity, internet browsing, and content consumption.
OEMs such as Lenovo, HP, Dell, and Acer already have the processors up and running in some of their latest hardware. The AMD Ryzen Pro product stack includes the Dell Optiplex 5055 Tower + SFF, HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Tower + SFF, Lenovo Thincentre M715 Tower + SFF, and Acer Veriton M200 B350 Tower + SFF. ALSO READ: Intel’s upcoming Core i9 CPU with 12-cores leaked, likely to be released soon
AMD is pitching the new Ryzen Pro range as the one focused on power, security, and reliability. The Ryzen Pro processor is said to be the first-ever 8-core, 16-thread CPU for commercial grade PCs. AMD says that the Ryzen 7 Pro 1700 processor offers up to 62 percent more multi-threaded performance than the competing solutions. This basically means that the ‘Zen’ architecture of the new processors allows a computing device to run multiple processes or threads through each core simultaneously, and supported with the Windows 10 OS. In terms of security, the AMD Ryzen Pro processors have built-in AES 128-bit encryption engine, along with GuardMI technology support. The added support is said to offer protection against emerging threats in workplaces.
It is worth mentioning that the Ryzen Pro range made its debut globally in September, and today’s launch marks its debut in India. Vinay Sinha, Director, Enterp[rise Business, Asia Pacific and Japan, AMD, talked about the company’s footprint in the Indian market. All top OEMs in India offer AMD systems as the company secured about 40 percent of the market share in Q3, 2017. These OEMs are providing AMD-powered systems to some of the top banks in India, including HDFC, ICICI, along with LIC, largest Indian corporates such as HCL, and government e-markets or GeM including Aadhaar and CRPF. ALSO READ: Why Intel is suddenly bullish on Artificial Intelligence?
The newest processors mark the re-entry of AMD in the market where it “needs competition,” as John Hampton Director, WW Commercial Client Business Development, Advanced Micro Devices Inc said. At present, Intel is the dominant player in the desktop processor market and AMD aspires to bring products which are not only competitive in terms of the technology but also in terms of pricing. Going forward, AMD is set to announce its Ryzen Pro mobile processor which will offer up to 10 GPU core power with a multi-threaded performance for maximum output and productivity.