Originally announced back in June, AMD Ryzen Pro processors for commercial desktops have officially arrived in the market. As per our previous report, there are several factors that differentiate the consumer Ryzen line-up and enterprise-oriented Ryzen Pro processors.
One such factor is that the Ryzen Pro processors can’t be obtained as stand-alone product. Instead, they are available as part of systems made by OEMs and system integrators. In fact, some of these OEMs including Dell, HP, and Lenovo have actually showcased their Ryzen Pro-based commercial systems at the Ryzen Pro media event in New York earlier this week.
Another big difference is that Ryzen Pro comes with additional security features right on the silicon level. This is nothing unusual for AMD though since the company has been doing it for quite some time through AMD Secure Processor on some of its AMD APU.
Together with the support for DASH management protocol, the company deemed them as major strengths for Ryzen Pro since these features are available throughout the processor series regardless of whether high-end or low-end models, as shown in this comparison chart:
Of course, AMD didn’t forget to highlight Ryzen Pro’s performance advantage against Intel’s offerings:
As you can see from the charts above though, no new Ryzen Pro models were announced at the media event though. Nevertheless, the message is still the same: Ryzen Pro provides more core and more threads in order to allow users and their organization to get work done faster in addition to being secure and reliable at the same time.