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The New AMD Ryzen PRO 3000 + Athlon PRO 300 APUs!

The New AMD Ryzen PRO 3000 + Athlon PRO 300 APUs!

AMD just announced three new Ryzen PRO 3000 and one new Athlon PRO 300 mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics! Here are the full details of these four new PRO-grade mobile APUs!

 

2nd Gen AMD Ryzen PRO Features

The 2nd Gen Ryzen PRO 3000 Series mobile processor is built on 12nm manufacturing technology and offers up to 16% more multi-threading processor performance.

Among its key features are:

  • Up to 12 hours of general office use or 10 hours of video playback
  • Up to 14% faster content creation and accelerated everyday office applications such as 3D modeling and video editing
  • security co-processor built into the silicon
  • 18 months image stability
  • 24 months processor availability
  • 36 months limited warranty to system manufacturers

 

AMD Ryzen PRO 3000 + Athlon PRO 300 Series Specifications

Model Cores / Threads TDP Boost / Base Frequency Radeon Graphics Max. GPU Frequency L2 + L3 Cache
Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U 4C / 8T 15 W 4.0 / 2.3 GHz Vega 10 1.4 GHz 6 MB
Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U 4C / 8T 15 W 3.7 / 2.1 GHz Vega 8 1.2 GHz 6 MB
Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U 4C / 4T 15 W 3.5 / 2.3 GHz Vega 6 1.2 GHz 6 MB
Athlon PRO 300U 2C / 4T 15 W 3.3 / 2.4 GHz Vega 3 1.0 GHz 5 MB

 

AMD Ryzen PRO 3000 + Athlon PRO 300 Series Availability

PC manufacturers such as HP and Lenovo are partnering AMD to develop notebooks and laptops for business systems. These range from premium professional notebooks to regular productivity notebooks.

Initial commercial systems developed by HP and Lenovo are expected in this quarter of 2019 with other OEMs and further platform updates scheduled for release later this year.

 

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Official AMD Athlon PRO with Radeon Vega Graphics Tech Briefing

AMD just announced the Athlon PRO family of processors, together with the consumer-grade “regular” AMD Athlon APU with Radeon Vega Graphics. This new processor is basically the AMD Athlon APU with enterprise-grade security and reliability features.

In this article, we will share with you the official AMD tech briefing on the AMD Athlon PRO with Radeon Vega Graphics APUs, including the official slides, and other details.

Don’t forget to check out the Official AMD Athlon APU with Radeon Vega Graphics Tech Briefing and the Official 2nd Gen Ryzen PRO Desktop CPU Tech Briefing!

 

The Official AMD Athlon PRO with Radeon Vega Graphics Tech Briefing

Let’s start with the official Athlon PRO tech briefing by David Tjong, AMD Product Marketing Manager. This is an improved video that we created with larger, sharper slides and gaps removed. Enjoy!

 

AMD Athlon PRO with Radeon Vega Graphics

The AMD Athlon PRO with Radeon Vega Graphics is what AMD calls an Accelerated Processing Unit, because it combines a processor with a graphics processor in a single die.

In the Athlon PRO’s case, it is basically a cut-down version of the AMD Ryzen PRO APUs launched in May 2018 – a combination of a Ryzen CPU with a Radeon Vega graphics processor, with enterprise-grade security and reliability features.

Most of the built-in security features are already part of the consumer-grade AMD Athlon APU. The PRO version adds on quality assurances and warranty, as well as manageability features for businesses and enterprises.

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AMD Athlon PRO 200GE

AMD officially launched only one PRO APU on 6 September 2018 – the AMD Athlon PRO 200GE with Radeon Vega 3 Graphics. It has exactly the same performance characteristics as the consumer-grade AMD Athlon 200GE APU.

The Athlon PRO 200GE has two Zen processor cores that is capable of handling four simultaneous threads, with three Radeon Vega Graphics compute units. It has a fixed 3.2 GHz clock speed, with a 35 W TDP. It comes with a 1 MB L2 cache and a 4 MB L3 cache.

 

Where Does The AMD Athlon PRO Fit In?

The AMD Athlon PRO with Radeon Vega Graphics is meant to be a basic processor option with basic graphics capabilities.

It slots in below the AMD Ryzen 3 PRO models, and competes directly against the Intel Pentium G4560, which AMD notes, uses more power and lacks Intel vPro security and manageability features.

With just two Zen cores and three Vega CUs, it’s definitely not meant for serious graphics or video work. But it will be more than powerful enough to power an office PC. In fact, AMD sees it powering a new slew of thin and compact desktop PCs.

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How Fast Is The AMD Athlon PRO?

AMD pit their Athlon PRO 200GE against the Intel Pentium G4560. A couple of differences to note :

  • The Athlon PRO 200GE runs at 3.2 GHz, while the Pentium G4560 runs at 3.5 GHz.
  • The Athlon PRO 200GE has 5 MB of L2 and L3 cache, while the Pentium G4560 only has a 2 MB L2 cache.
  • The Athlon PRO 200GE runs a 35 W TDP, while the Pentium G4560 has a 54 W TDP.
  • The Athlon PRO 200GE supports DDR4-2933 memory, while the Pentium G4560 only supports DDR4-2400 memory.

According to AMD, the Athlon PRO 200GE is slightly slower than the Pentium G4560 in CPU performance, but has 67% better graphics performance with a 35% lower TDP.

In light workloads, AMD claims that the 200GE performs just as well as the Pentium G4560.

For large enterprises whose IT teams have to deploy hundreds or thousands of PCs, this may matter more. According to a third-party study commissioned by AMD, deploying an AMD system is no different than deploying an Intel system – they both take the same number of steps.

In fact, the study also showed that it takes an IT team slightly less time to deploy an AMD system than an equivalent Intel system. This may not matter much with a few systems, but when you are dealing with a hundreds or thousands of systems, it could mean hours and days saved.

 

AMD Athlon PRO Price + Availability

The AMD Athlon PRO 200GE APU is available with immediate effect to AMD OEM partners, but their eventual system availability will depend on the respective OEM launch schedules. Right now, you can look forward to these system :

  • HP EliteDesk G4 – in full tower, mini tower and SFF form factors
  • Lenovo ThinkCentre M715q Tiny
  • Dell OptiPlex 5055

 

Complete Set of AMD Athlon PRO Presentation Slides

 

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