AMD recently announced the availability of its 2nd generation Ryzen Pro and Athlon Pro mobile CPUs for the entry-level and mid-range notebook market. Unlike its mainstream Ryzen and Athlon processors, these CPUs are more specifically targeted at the professionals seeking a high performance processor and with extra layers of security.
Again, like its mainstream siblings, both the Ryzen Pro 3000 and Athlon Pro 3000 series’ are based on AMD’s 12nm die lithography. In terms of performance for the Ryzen Pro 3000 series, the brand says that its new mobile CPUs under the lineup are capable of delivering up to 12 hours of general office and 10 hours of video playback.
More importantly, the new CPUs also feature AMD’s security features usually reserved for its Pro series. Along with AMD’s security co-processor built into it.
In total, there are three AMD Ryzen Pro 3000 CPUs and one Athlon Pro series CPU. All CPUs under the Pro series come fitted with AMD’s Radeon Vega Graphics GPU cores.The following are the names of the new processors:
- AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U (4-cores, 8-threads, TDP: 15W, Base/Boost: 2.3/4.0GHz, Radeon Vega Cores: 10 @1400MHz)
- AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3500U (4-cores, 8-threads, TDP: 15W, Base/Boost: 2.1/3.7GHz, Radeon Vega Cores: 8 @1200MHz)
- AMD Ryzen 3 Pro 3300U (4-cores, 4-threads, TDP: 15W, Base/Boost: 2.1/3.5GHz, Radeon Vega Cores: 6 @1200MHz)
- AMD Athlon Pro 300U (2-cores, 4-threads, TDP: 15W, Base/Boost: 2.4/3.3GHz, Radeon Vega Cores: 3 @1000MHz)
No specific timeline or availability was given by AMD. However, the semiconductor maker did point out that it was already working with OEM partners HP and Lenovo to release products powered by the new Ryzen Pro and Athlon Pro CPUs sometime this quarter. With further platform updates later in the year.