Meet Ryzen Pro 3, 5, and 7
AMD isn't just going to launch Ryzen 5 Pro and 7 CPUs, but they are also going to launch Ryzen Pro 3 series processors. I am not sure if we will see Ryzen 3 before Ryzen Pro 3, or at the same time, but this is great news as we will finally get to see how AMD's lower core count CPUs perform. AMD is targeting both professionals who need a dependable machine for content creation and data crunching to consumers who do typical office tasks. AMD is taking aim at the Core i7, i5, and i3 processors with their Ryzen 7 Pro, 5, and 3 processors.
Looking at the Ryzen 7 Pro versus the i7-7700, we see that the extra 4 cores and 8 threads make it an extremely powerful contender versus the i7. The thing to note here is that AMD's power lies within their core count, so we expect the Ryzen 7 Pro to offer strong competition when it comes to multi-core benchmarks. You will see the same thing as we move to the Ryzen 5 Pro and 3 CPUs.
Ryzen 5 Pro CPUs are targeting Intel's Core i5 CPUs, which typically offer 4 cores but no hyper threading, leaving them with 4 threads. Ryzen 5 Pro CPUs will come in both 6 core 12 thread variants and 4 core 8 thread variants. The 6 core and 4 core variants are going against stronger Core i5's such as the i5-7500, and we can see even with the same basic core count, the Ryzen Pro CPU's multithreading produces strong results.
Ryzen Pro 3 processors will come in 4 core 4 thread varients, so SMT is turned off, and they go against 2 core 4 thread Core i3 processors such as the i3-7100. While the i3 does hold up in certain benchmarks like SysMark 2014, it doesn't fair so well in many of the others such as 3DMark 11 and CINEBENCH R15.
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