AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 series challenges Intel vPro’s dominance

AMD confirms the release of the new Ryzen Pro 4000 series. This new series of processors aims to challenge Intel vPro in the mobile PC market.

AMD claims that this new Ryzen Pro 4000 series of processors has enhanced security features. On top of that, the processors also boast improvements in performance and battery life.

AMD is releasing the Ryzen Pro 4000 series as a direct competitor to the Intel vPro platform. This means that the two series will compete for dominance of the mobile PC market.

The new Rzen Pro 4000 series includes three processors. Each of these processors are intended for a different budget range. These processors are the Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U, Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U, and Ryzen 3 Pro 4450U.

The specs

All three members this new series are business processors. There are the first business processors to use AMD’s 7nm Zen 2 architecture. Bearing the U branding also means that these processor will eventually find their way into ‘ultra-thin’ laptops of the future.

Topping the Ryzen Pro 4000 family is the Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U. It features eight cores and 16 threads. It has a base clock of 1.7GHz and a boost clock of up to 4.1GHz.

Next in line is the Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U. It has six cores and 12 threads. It has a base clock of 1.7GHz and boost clock of up to 4.0GHz.

Completing the list is the Ryzen 3 Pro 4450U. It features four cores, and eight threads. It has a base clock of 2.5GHz and boost clock of up to 3.7GHz.

The features

AMD claims that the new Ryzen Pro 4000 series has top-of-the-line security features. Each processor has a dedicated AMD Secure Processor. This means that they use Microsoft’s secured-core technology in order to prevent kernel-level attacks.

All processors also support Memory Guard encryption. AMD claims that this feature allows its processors to support memory-level encryption. This means that hackers will not be able to access memory-level data from the device.

AMD is working closely with its partners to fast-track the development of third-party hardware bearing the new processors. This will also allow third-party manufacturers to properly incorporate AMD’s new   security features into their products.

Lenovo business notebooks will be the first hardware sporting the new Ryzen Pro 4000 processors to hit the market. Lenovo plans to release the four notebooks within the foreseeable future.

As for AMD, Ryzen Pro 4000 is just the latest to its growing list of processors. The company is expected to  release more Ryzen Pro processors within the next few months.

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