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AMD Announces Ryzen Pro 8000 and Ryzen Pro 8040 Series CPUs: Commercial Desktop Gets AI

AMD Announces Ryzen Pro 8000 and Ryzen Pro 8040 Series CPUs: Commercial Desktop Gets AI

AMD is trying to drive the AI ​​PC market with options across multiple product lines, not limited to consumer processors. While primarily designed for the commercial sector, AMD has announced the Ryzen Pro 8000 'Phoenix' series of APUs for desktops, which AMD claims is the first professional-grade CPU to feature an NPU. is designed to provide on-chip AI neural processing capabilities. AMD has also announced the Ryzen Pro 8040 'Hawk Point' series of mobile processors designed for commercial laptops and notebooks.

AMD's Ryzen Pro 8000 and Ryzen Pro 8040 series processors come supported by AMD's Pro Manageability and AMD Pro Business Ready suites and are built with AMD's current generation Zen 4 cores. The Ryzen Pro 8000 and Ryzen Pro 8040 series processors are similar to their consumer-level counterparts. However, they have additional security features such as AMD Memory Guard, AMD Secure Processor, and Microsoft Pluton.

Touching on the differentiating factors between the non-pro consumer chips and the Ryzen Pro series, there is much more to the commercial and enterprise market in terms of security. First of all, the Ryzen Pro 8000 series is the first desktop platform to integrate Microsoft Pluton security features designed to protect when connected to the cloud. Other features include AMD Memory Guard, which encrypts login credentials, keys, and text files stored in DRAM. AMD Pro Security combines the AMD Zen 4 shadow stack and other layers directly with the software stack, which in this case is Microsoft Windows 11 OS security.

Another notable feature that AMD is hammering home is the on-chip AI capabilities of the included Ryzen AI Neural Processor Unit (NPU), which allows enterprises to run AI workloads locally so that data can reduce privacy concerns by moving data to and from the cloud. Although the current generation of NPUs embedded in processors is limited in what they can do, Ryzen AI is a driving factor within AI PCs, as manufacturers and SDVs look to use AI-accelerated features built into software. , such as Microsoft with its AI. – Powered copilot tool.

Although requirements must now be met to ensure a PC is considered an 'AI PC', Microsoft announced that their AI PC only needs 45 tops of NPU performance, which AMD and Intel chips can achieve. None of the current generation of See you now. In the desktop space, AMD currently has the lead as Intel currently has no offerings with NPUs, though, in the mobile space, AMD with its Ryzen 8040 (Hawk Point) and Intel with its Meteor Lake processor. Provide plenty of choices for consumers.













AMD Ryzen Pro 8000 Series (Zen 4)
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Threads
base on
Frequency
to promote
Frequency
L3
Cache
IGPU
TDP
Ryzen 7 Pro 8700G 8C/16T 4200 5100 16 MB R780M (12 CUs) 45-65 W
Ryzen 7 Pro 8700GE 8C/16T 3650 5100 16 MB R780M (12 CUs) 35 w
Ryzen 5 Pro 8600G 6C/12T 4350 5000 16 MB R760M (8 CUs) 45-65 W
Ryzen 5 Pro 8500G 6C/12T 3550 5000 16 MB R740M (4 CUs) 45-65 W
Ryzen 5 Pro 8600GE 6C/12T 3900 5000 16 MB R760M (8 CUs) 35 w
Ryzen 5 Pro 8500GE 6C/12T 3400 5000 16 MB R740M (4 CUs) 35 w
Ryzen 3 Pro 8300G 4C/8T 3450 4900 8 MB R740M (4 CUs) 45-65 W
Ryzen 3 Pro 8300GE 4C/8T 3500 4900 8 MB R740M (4 CUs) 35 w

Looking at the AMD Ryzen Pro 8000 series, AMD has announced eight new processors that feature the same specifications as the non-Pro Ryzen 8000G APU counterparts. Two basic types of Ryzen Pro 8000 processors will be available: four with a configurable TDP between 45 and 65 W and four with a flat TDP of 35 W for low-power environments. Leading the lineup is the Ryzen 7 Pro 8700G, which is identical in core specifications to the Ryzen 7 8700G APU, and features an 8C/16T (Zen 4) configuration with a base frequency of 4.2 GHz and a boost frequency of 4.2 GHz. 5.1 GHz.

Even the Ryzen 7 Pro 8700GE, which is the 35 W version, has a 5.1 GHz boost frequency, although it has a slower base clock of 3.65 GHz. Both models have 16 MB of L3 cache, including AMD's integrated Radeon 780M (12 CUs) mobile graphics. All eight models of the Ryzen Pro 8000 series range from 4C/8T offerings with 8 MB L3 cache and 4.9 GHz boost clock, 6C/12T models with 5.0 GHz boost clock and 16 MB L3 cache, and as mentioned above Is 8700/ 8700GE with 8C/16T.

While we take all performance figures given by manufacturers and vendors with a pinch of salt, AMD claims that their Ryzen Pro 8000 series outperforms Intel's 14th-gen Core series processors. Offers up to 19% better performance. AMD pits the Ryzen 7 Pro 8700G against the Intel Core i7-14700, with AMD claiming a 47% victory in the PassMark 11 benchmark and 3X graphics performance in 3DMark Time Spy. This isn't entirely surprising since the Ryzen 7 Pro 8700G benefits from integrated RDNA3 graphics and AMD's Zen 4 cores.















AMD Ryzen Pro 8040 Series (Zen 4)
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Ryzen 9 Pro 8945HS 8C/16T 4000 5200 16 MB 12 35-54 W
Ryzen 7 Pro 8845HS 8C/16T 3800 5100 16 MB 12 35-54 W
Ryzen 7 Pro 8840HS 8C/16T 3300 5100 16 MB 12 20-28 W
Ryzen 5 Pro 8645HS 6C/12T 4300 5000 16 MB 8 35-54 W
Ryzen 5 Pro 8640HS 6C/12T 3500 4900 16 MB 8 20-28 W
Ryzen 7 Pro 8840U 8C/16T 3300 5100 16 MB 12 15-28 W
Ryzen 5 Pro 8640U 6C/12T 3500 4900 16 MB 8 15-28 W
Ryzen 5 Pro 8540U* 6C/12T 3200 4900 16 MB 4 15-28 W
* The Ryzen 5 Pro 8540U is the only chip without AMD's Ryzen AI NPU

Moving on to AMD's latest Ryzen Pro 8040 processors for the mobile market, AMD has refreshed its Hawk Point family for the enterprise market. AMD has eight new processors, divided into two families, the HS series and the U series. The HS series features five new chips, ranging from the 6C/12T to the 8C/16T, all with varying levels of clock speeds and TDPs. At the top of the lineup is the Ryzen 9 Pro 8945HS, which is a direct replacement for the Ryzen 9 Pro 7940HS, and as such, comes with the same 4.0 GHz base clock and 5.2 GHz boost clock.

Pivitong to TDP, AMD offers Ryzen 9 Pro 8945HS, Ryzen 7 Pro 8845HS, and Ryzen 5 Pro 8645HS with configurable TDP between 35 and 54 W. In contrast, the Ryzen 7 Pro 8840HS and Ryzen 5 Pro 8645HS are designed to be low-power laptops with CTDPs of 20-28 W. Regarding the cache, all announced models of the Ryzen Pro 8040 series come with 16 MB L3 Cache. At the same time, specifications such as integrated graphics and clock speeds are up to par The consumer lineup, the Ryzen 8040 series.

AMD's in-house performance figures show the Ryzen 7 Pro 8840U outperforming Intel's Core Ultra 7 165H at 15 W at 28 W. Still, as we always do with performance figures provided by vendors, take them with a pinch of salt. AMD claims a combined 30% increase in performance across workloads across the board, including Geekbench v6, Blender, PCMark 10, PCMark Night Raid, and UL Procyon. While there are many different areas where performance gains and losses can be found, AMD claims that their Ryzen 9 Pro 8945HS at 45 W is 50% better than the Intel Core Ultra 9 185H at 45 W in Topaz Labs Video AI Gaia 4X. . Software They used discrete graphics in this test according to AMD's Slide Deck.

Another notable thing is that all Ryzen Pro 8040 series processors, except the bottom SKU, the Ryzen 5 Pro 8540U, integrate AMD's Ryzen AI NPU into the silicon. While the AI ​​PC ecosystem is still growing, AMD and its 150+ ISVs are looking to continue the trend of AI powering more software features in the future than we've seen so far. We're still in the early stages of the ecosystem despite much of the marketing targeting AI functionality, but as we see the next generation of chips arrive with high-performance NPUs, at least those from Microsoft 45 NPUs correspond to the TOPS requirement to run Copilot. Locally, much of the NPU's advantage currently lies in how much power can be saved.

The introduction of the Ryzen Pro 8000/8040 series completes AMD's commercial client platform, along with the readily available Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7000-WX series for commercial and professional workstations. What sets these AMD Ryzen Pro series processors apart from the consumer (non-pro) variants is support for the AMD Pro Manageability toolkit, which includes features such as cloud-based remote manageability to allow offsite IT technicians to manage devices. The ability to access remotely can be provided. as well as WPA3 SAE encryption, which provides client-to-cloud protection for enterprises on shared networks.

AMD has not announced when the Ryzen Pro 8000 series APUs or Ryzen Pro 8040 mobile chips will be available for purchase. However, we expect that many OEMs, such as HP and Lenovo, are already in the process of developing solutions that will hit the market soon.

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