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AMD Launches Ryzen Pro: Intel Xeon Competitor, Now With Vega (Page 2)

Steven Bassiri | May 14, 2018 at 08:00 am CDT - 1 min, 32 secs reading time for this page

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AMD calls their new Ryzen Pro CPU with Radeon Vega graphics the world's fastest processor for ultrathin commercial notebooks. However, let's cover security features first and then get into the performance.

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At the silicon level, GuardMI technology offers many different features. Transparent secure memory encryption, secure boot, support for trusted applications, and a secure production environment are what AMD has to offer.

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AMD also offers enterprise-grade reliability in the form of image stability, processor availability, commercial-grade quality, enterprise-class manageability, and a commercial limited warranty. That means that AMD offers up to 18 months of software support, two years of processor availability, commercial-grade quality assurance, DASH manageability, and a three-year warranty.

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AMD is positioning their processors on the desktop side to directly compete with the i5-8400 and i3-8100. With the better Vega graphics, AMD has a real advantage if integrated graphics are depended on.

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On the mobile side of things AMD is taking aim at five Intel processors, four of them are 8th gen mobile core processors, one of them is a 7th generation i3 .

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AMD is also claiming that in workstation use cases the new mobile processors are anywhere from 6-22% faster. It's very important since AMD is targeting enterprise and government organizations rather than consumers.

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Along with Precision Boost 2 which raises core frequency dynamically based on thread load, the CPUs also offer mobile extended frequency range (mXFR). MFXR offers boosting based on cooling capabilities of the notebook.

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Here we also see the i7-8550U with GeForce 940MX competing against the Ryzen 5 Pro 2500U with integrated Vega graphics, and the 2500U looks good.

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Here we see it up against both Intel CPUs with discrete and integrated GPUs, it does very well.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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