Page 2 : AMD Ryzen PRO Key Features, Specifications & Availability
AMD Ryzen PRO Built-In Security Features
The AMD Ryzen PRO processors come with enterprise-grade security features called AMD Secure Technologies. They consist of a 128-bit AES encryption engine and support for Windows 10 Enterprise Security, fTPM (firmware Trust Platform Module) and Secure Boot. It also supports Transparent Secure Memory Encryption, which allows for independent encryption of memory contents with minimal performance impact.
AMD takes care to point out that while similar security features are available with the Intel Core i7 and Core i5 vPro processors, there are no Core i3 vPro processors. So that gives the AMD Ryzen 3 PRO processors an advantage.
AMD Ryzen PRO Reliability & Manageability
Large enterprises are not just interested in performance. Reliability and manageability are arguably of greater concern to them. They want supply chain certainty, so AMD guarantees the availability of every AMD Ryzen PRO model for 24 months. AMD also reserves their highest yield wafers for the AMD Ryzen PRO processors, to ensure greater reliability.
Needless to say, the AMD Ryzen PRO processors have built-in remote management capabilities, similar to the Intel Active Management Technology that is part of Intel vPro. AMD implements the DASH (Desktop and mobile Architecture for System Hardware) open standard, while Intel AMT is proprietary in nature.
Again, AMD points out that these management and reliability features are not available for the Intel Core i3 processors, giving their AMD Ryzen 3 PRO processors a leg up in these aspects.
AMD Ryzen PRO Specifications
AMD has announced six Ryzen PRO processors to start with, with the Ryzen 7 PRO and Ryzen 5 PRO processors mimicking the consumer-grade Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors already launched. Here is a simple table summarising their key specifications :
AMD Ryzen PRO Availability
AMD expects Ryzen PRO-based PCs to start shipping in the second half of 2017. AMD will release further information on the Ryzen PRO processors on 29 August 2017, so be sure to check back then!
Laptop users are not forgotten though. AMD plans to release the Ryzen PRO mobile processors in the first half of 2018.
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