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AMD Ryzen PRO processors get backing of Dell, HP, and Lenovo

by Mark Tyson on 1 September 2017, 11:01

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), Dell (NASDAQ:DELL), Lenovo (HKG:0992), HP (NYSE:HPQ)

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AMD launched its Ryzen PRO processors with the aim to do battle with Intel vPro, back at the end of June. The HEXUS editor looked over the range of AMD Ryzen processors for professional customers at that time; their specifications, strengths, features, and so on. Now these processors have been officially launched by AMD and it is already claiming "exceptional support from world's largest commercial PC suppliers".

The key needs of business and enterprise that AMD hopes to address with the Ryzen PRO range of CPUs are those of reliability, security, and performance in modern compute-intensive enterprise-focused workloads. "Today's business PC users require more processing power than ever before to run increasingly demanding applications, to ensure they can multi-task without disruption, and to help protect against security threats," said Jim Anderson, SVP and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. "Ryzen PRO is designed to address these needs".

AMD is happy to report that the three major commercial PC suppliers, namely Dell, HP, and Lenovo, have all got on board with AMD Ryzen PRO and these professional CPUs will be integrated into various commercially-focused desktop solutions in the coming weeks. Each of these industry giants provided inspiring testimonials to the use of Ryzen PRO CPUs in iconic hardware ranges such as OptiPlex, EliteDesk, and ThinkCentre PC desktops.

In its press release AMD also talked about various use-cases of new Ryzen PRO CPUs for business and enterprise. These examples were backed up by YouTube videos talking about AMD Ryzen PRO based machines deployed in; an engineering training business, in a smart buildings business, in advanced healthcare, in a visual-effects and animation business, and in a 4K-3D-VR solutions business.

Ryzen PRO mobile processors are scheduled for launch in the first half of 2018.



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MyTake: AMD should have incorporated the old time NorthBridge GPU on the motherboard like the old days of Athlon and Core2Duo so that it would not need a PCiE GPU as we wait for Ryzen APU
lumireleon
MyTake: AMD should have incorporated the old time NorthBridge GPU on the motherboard like the old days of Athlon and Core2Duo so that it would not need a PCiE GPU as we wait for Ryzen APU
One of the reasons that people like Ryzen is that it is both cheaper as a CPU and on the motherboard side. Also, with the number of BIOS fixes needed at launch and other tweaks from AMD, I can't imagine they would really have time to keep on top of a GPU, especially one differently implemented by multiple motherboard vendors.

Long story short, it was much easier for AMD to just ask us to pick up a £20-30 PCI-E card, and probably easier for us to work with too. People upgrading may have already had a GPU anyway.
“Today's business PC users require more processing power than ever before to run increasingly demanding applications, to ensure they can multi-task without disruption, and to help protect against security threats,”

I have to query that, it seems to me that for most business users filling out their office with refurbished Dell Core i3 desktops is more than sufficient.

Nevertheless relatively inexpensive desktop systems with ECC memory support will curry favour with those users who do need something a bit faster, especially those who want a bit of pep from their system but don't merit a full-blown HEDT/workstation.
lumireleon
MyTake: AMD should have incorporated the old time NorthBridge GPU on the motherboard like the old days of Athlon and Core2Duo …

Mobo manufacturers could do that themselves if they thought there'd be any call for it. As it is Dell already delight in pairing APUs with dGPUs that are less powerful than the IGP in the APU, so… :rolleyes:

Since AM4 Ryzen APUs are coming I can't see anyone bothering to attach a GPU to an AM4 board, but with TR having so many spare PCIe lanes I do wonder if someone might stick a basic GPU on an X399 board…
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curry favour

Carry favour? or Curry flavour? ;)