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    AMD Enhances Enterprise Computing With New Ryzen PRO And AI Technologies

    AMD Expands Its Commercial AI Offerings with Enhanced Performance for Mobile and Desktop Systems

    AMD has launched a series of products aimed at broadening its commercial AI PC portfolio, setting new standards in productivity and AI capabilities for business users. The announcement includes the AMD Ryzen™ PRO 8040 Series for business laptops and the AMD Ryzen™ PRO 8000 Series desktop processors, which are the first AI-enabled desktop processors designed specifically for the enterprise market. These innovations are designed to harness low power consumption while delivering top-tier performance.

    The Ryzen™ PRO 8040 Series, touted as the most sophisticated x86 processors to date, are crafted for high-performance business laptops and mobile workstations. These processors feature up to 16 NPU TOPS (Trillions of Operations Per Second) for dedicated AI processing, significantly more than previous generations. This enhancement enables superior performance for AI-driven tasks such as collaboration, content creation, and data analysis.

    AMD’s integration of Ryzen™ AI in select models marks a further step in cementing its leadership in AI-enhanced computing. The combination of CPU, GPU, and a dedicated on-chip neural processing unit (NPU) allows for a robust processing ecosystem that optimizes both efficiency and computing power.

    Jack Huynh, Senior Vice President and General Manager at AMD’s Computing and Graphics Group, stated, “AMD continues to lead the expansion of AI technology within the business sector, bringing unprecedented power and efficiency to a broad range of computing devices.” He further emphasized that the latest PRO series processors redefine the standards for premium computing experiences and bolster business capabilities through enhanced performance and security features.

    The AMD Ryzen PRO 8040 Series processors, equipped with advanced 4nm technology and “Zen 4” architecture, deliver up to 30% greater performance for demanding applications compared to their predecessors. These are coupled with AMD’s RDNA™ 3 graphics, enabling up to 72% faster performance and up to 84% less power consumption in video conferencing scenarios compared to competitors like the Intel Core Ultra 7 165U. Additionally, these processors are pioneering within the industry by integrating WiFi-7 technology, pushing forward new connectivity standards.

    The top-tier AMD Ryzen™ 9 PRO 8945HS leads the pack with eight cores and 16 threads, backed by 24MB of cache and Radeon™ 780M graphics. This setup is particularly suited for heavy-duty tasks such as 3D rendering, video encoding, and photo editing, making it a powerhouse for technical computing and multimedia content creation.

    AMD anticipates the availability of the Ryzen PRO 8040 Series mobile processors through OEM partners such as HP and Lenovo starting in the second quarter of 2024.

    Model Cores/Threads Boost[i] / Base Frequency Total Cache cTDP Ryzen AI
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 PRO 8945HS 8C/16T Up to 5.2GHz/
    24MB 35-54W Available
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 8845HS 8C/16T Up to 5.1GHz/
    24MB 35-54W Available
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 8840HS 8C/16T Up to 5.1GHz/
    24MB 20-28W Available
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 8840U 8C/16T Up to 5.1GHz/
    24MB 15-28W Available
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 8645HS 6C/12T Up to 5.0GHz/
    22MB 35-54W Available
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 8640HS 6C/12T Up to 4.9GHz/


    22MB 20-28W Available
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 8640U 6C/12T Up to 4.9GHz/


    22MB 15-28W Available
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 8540U 6C/12T Up to 4.9GHz/


    22MB 15-28W N/A

    [i] Boost Clock Frequency is the maximum frequency achievable on the CPU running a bursty workload. Boost clock achievability, frequency, and sustainability will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to: thermal conditions and variation in applications and workloads. GD-150

    AMD Introduces the World’s First AI-Enabled Desktop Processors with Ryzen PRO 8000 Series

    In an innovative leap forward for desktop computing, AMD has unveiled the Ryzen PRO 8000 Series, the first business desktop processors integrated with a dedicated AI engine. This groundbreaking series redefines efficiency and performance in the corporate sector, offering up to eight high-performance “Zen 4” cores manufactured using advanced 4nm process technology.

    The AMD Ryzen PRO 8000 Series processors are designed to meet the high demands of modern business environments, boosting productivity through improved speed and power efficiency. For example, the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 8700G processors have shown up to a 47% increase in performance and three times the graphics performance in select benchmarks when compared to the Intel Core i7 14700 processor.

    These processors are at the cutting edge of technology, supporting DDR5 memory and PCIe® 4.0, which significantly enhances data transfer rates, ensuring smoother workflows and faster access to critical applications and data. Additionally, next-generation connectivity with Wi-Fi 7 is available on select models, setting a new standard for desktop performance.

    At the forefront of this series is the AMD Ryzen 8700G processor, which delivers exceptional performance with its eight cores and 16 threads, backed by 24MB of cache and integrated AMD Radeon 780M graphics. Competitive testing highlights that the Ryzen 8700G performs up to 19% better while consuming less power, providing business professionals with the necessary capabilities to handle intensive workloads effectively.

    AMD anticipates that the Ryzen PRO 8000 Series desktop processors will be available through OEM partners such as HP and Lenovo, as well as select channel partners, starting in the second quarter of 2024.

    Model Cores/Threads Boost / Base Frequency Total Cache cTDP Ryzen AI
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 8700G 8C/16T Up to 5.1GHz/


    24MB 45-65W Available
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 8700GE 8C/16T Up to 5.1GHz/


    24MB 35W Available
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 8600G 6C/12T Up to 5.0GHz/


    22MB 45-65W Available
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 8600GE 6C/12T Up to 5.0GHz/


    22MB 35W Available
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 8500G 6C/12T Up to 5.0GHz/


    22MB 45-65W N/A
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 8500GE 6C/12T Up to 5.0GHz/


    22MB 35W N/A
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 8300G 4C/8T Up to 4.90GHz/


    12MB 45-65W N/A
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 8300GE 4C/8T Up to 4.90GHz/


    12MB 35W N/A

    AMD Ryzen™ PRO Technologies and Ryzen™ AI: Revolutionizing Enterprise Security and AI Integration

    A study by Principled Technologies revealed that IT managers can deploy AMD-powered laptops 41% faster than competitors’ devices, utilizing cloud-based management tools like Windows Autopilot. This efficiency is underpinned by AMD’s robust, multilayered security approach that spans the hardware, operating system, and system levels, ensuring continuous protection against sophisticated cyber threats.

    Furthermore, AMD Ryzen PRO processors are now equipped with the Microsoft Pluton security processor, enhancing protection from the chip to the cloud. This feature is crucial for safeguarding user credentials, identities, personal data, and encryption keys, especially on devices running Windows 11.

    By the end of 2024, AMD anticipates that over 150 AI-powered Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) will be leveraging Ryzen AI to enhance business productivity. Ryzen AI empowers users to generate professional documents and presentations from minimal input, manage emails efficiently, and utilize an AI personal assistant for tasks ranging from coding to enhancing media quality through features like sharpening and de-noising.

    Expanding Ecosystem and Partnerships

    AMD’s OEM partners, including industry giants Lenovo and HP, are continuously expanding their portfolios of AMD Ryzen PRO 8040 and 8000 Series-powered devices. These range from laptops and mobile workstations to desktops, all designed to meet the diverse needs of business users with top-tier power, performance, and readiness for AI applications. Microsoft is also enhancing its offerings with more AI capabilities in Windows systems through Microsoft Copilot, improving productivity, security, and daily business operations.

    During this year’s HP Amplify Partner Conference, HP introduced a wide array of commercial systems powered by AMD, including the HP EliteBook 805 and 605 Series G11 Notebook PCs, HP ProBook 405 Series G11 Notebook PCs, and various desktop configurations like the HP Elite Small Form Factor 805 G9 Desktop PC and the HP ZBook series. This collaboration between HP and AMD emphasizes their commitment to advancing AI technology in computing.

    Earlier in the year, Lenovo expanded its desktop range to include the ThinkCentre M75s Gen 5, ThinkCentre M75q Gen 5, and ThinkCentre M75t Gen 5, all powered by AMD Ryzen PRO 8000 Series processors. Sanjeev Menon, Vice President and General Manager at Lenovo, highlighted the strong partnership with AMD, stating, “Our latest ThinkCentre desktops integrate AI to meet the urgent needs of businesses to enhance their operations and provide a superior level of performance and agility.”

    James Howell, General Manager of Windows at Microsoft, added, “In collaboration with AMD, we are enhancing the AI capabilities of Windows 11 systems, focusing on optimized performance and security features that cater to the needs of modern professionals.”

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