Tuesday, October 4th 2016

AMD Announces the 7th Generation AMD PRO Processors

AMD at the Canalys Channels Forum announced the first PCs featuring 7th Generation AMD PRO APUs (formerly codenamed "Bristol Ridge PRO"). Built for business, AMD PRO APUs deliver increased computing and graphics performance, improved energy efficiency, while providing a secure and stable platform to protect customers' IT investments.

"In the past two years we made incredible progresses in the commercial client segment. Since its inception in mid-2014, AMD PRO processor unit shipments increased more than 45 percent enabling businesses all over the world to simplify IT with secure, high performance, reliable solutions" said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Business, AMD. "We are thrilled to have PC market leaders like HP and Lenovo expanding their use of AMD technology in their business client portfolios."
"We're delighted to offer 7th generation AMD PRO processors in our new HP EliteDesk 705 G3 desktop series," said Guayente Sanmartin, Vice President of Product Management, Commercial Desktops, HP Inc. "We are delivering more performance, security and flexibility to give our enterprise customers peace of mind that allows them to focus on their business, not on IT complexity."

New systems from HP and Lenovo, combine commercial-grade quality, performance, and stability, with exceptional video and audio capabilities allowing businesses to achieve more across key areas including productivity, manageability, and collaboration. In addition, Microsoft Windows 10 Pro features including Device Guard, Windows Hello, Biometric Security and BitLocker Encryption are fully supported, out of the box.

"We at Canalys recognize the ongoing appetite across channel and mid-size businesses globally for more secured, reliable, flexible and cost-effective technology enablement." said Steve Brazier, President and CEO of Canalys. "As companies embrace digital options deeper in their businesses, their expectations from technology partners will change, making it imperative that IT vendors deliver products that can make an immediate impact on the market through innovation, enhanced performance and increased reliability, amongst other focus areas. The new desktops, featuring AMD processor technology, provide opportunities for businesses to handle critical challenges without sacrificing manageability, security or stability."

AMD 7th Generation PRO Processors
  • 7th Generation AMD PRO processors tackle business needs in three key areas:
  • Help ensure sensitive data and trusted applications remain secure with the dedicated and integrated AMD Secure Processor technology; a system-wide secure environment that offloads and isolates security functions providing an independent hardware based root of trust for secure boot, content protection, application security, and fTPM 2.0 (firmware trusted platform module).
  • To meet users' growing compute and graphic demands, new AMD PRO desktop processors provide up to 14% more compute and 22% more graphic performance while being up to 31% more energy efficient than 6th generation AMD PRO processors[ii].
  • Open standards and CPU-agnostic DASH manageability allows IT departments to easily integrate and manage systems. The new AMD AM4 desktop infrastructure provides a stable and upgradable platform for the future.
AMD 7th Generation Systems
The HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Series desktops, available in microtower, small-form factor (SFF), or mini-form factor, deliver impressive value with uncompromising performance, security, and manageability for an enterprise-class experience. The EliteDesk desktop PCs are more secure with HP Sure Start with Protection of BIOS Configuration and Policy. This helps to protect your PC and ensure uninterrupted productivity by automatically detecting and recovering from BIOS corruption or attacks. The desktops also include TPM 2.0 to secure data and HP's full portfolio of physical-security accessories for a robust, three-layer security solution.


7th generation AMD PRO processors aim to deliver the best performance, reliability, and opportunity to handle critical workloads and will be available in new PCs from HP, Lenovo, and other OEMs in the near future.
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25 Comments on AMD Announces the 7th Generation AMD PRO Processors

#1
WaroDaBeast
Dammit Moon Moon! Why didn't you use thermal paste on your new proprocessor??
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#2
hojnikb
Whats the difference between this and regular bristol ridge other than branding ?
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#3
Recus
PRO Processors? G-good j-job.
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#5
bogami
Preformence comparisons with i5 6500T and the magnetic disk are miserable forecast! AMD chip have connected the SSD and DDR4 2400hz not DDR4 2133 etc. on the best processor.!
Do not praise with Intel chips in the medium class and low hardware for comparison !
If it is really worth what commendation is best to be compared to Intel best offers .And internal GPU will be few users who benefited from playing with ! Only AMD GPU owners can pull some more from the system in this way, but if it is not good GPU on the market yet , it loses charm ! regardless to switch from 28nm to 14nm or 16nm, is the progress miserable in consumption and performance.!
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#6
Durvelle27
bogami said:
Preformence comparisons with i5 6500T and the magnetic disk are miserable forecast! AMD chip have connected the SSD and DDR4 2400hz not DDR4 2133 etc. on the best processor.!
Do not praise with Intel chips in the medium class and low hardware for comparison !
If it is really worth what commendation is best to be compared to Intel best offers .And internal GPU will be few users who benefited from playing with ! Only AMD GPU owners can pull some more from the system in this way, but if it is not good GPU on the market yet , it loses charm !
I read this multiple times and still don't know what the hell you're talking about
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#7
RejZoR
PRO CPU's have more focus on security, encryption and other similar capabilities which are welcome in business world, but usually not necessary for home consumers. Other than that, no real difference.
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#8
hojnikb
RejZoR said:
PRO CPU's have more focus on security, encryption and other similar capabilities which are welcome in business world, but usually not necessary for home consumers. Other than that, no real difference.
I believe consumer versions have such security (courtesy of arm) as well.
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#9
owen10578
Durvelle27 said:
I read this multiple times and still don't know what the hell you're talking about
Don't worry that guy's first language probably isn't English and his posts are always like that lol I can't understand either.
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#10
Blueberries
Putting "PRO" in front of it doesn't change the 4-5 year old architecture and performance.

Somebody overclocked one of these to 4.8GHz already... and it was still slower than a Skylake i3.
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#11
RejZoR
hojnikb said:
I believe consumer versions have such security (courtesy of arm) as well.
They have some, but not all afaik. Same as Intel's vPro. vPro is not found on my 5820K for example. Or 6700k. Both high end products.

Intel mostly has this stuff on Core i7 mobile CPU's that require this to protect portable devices better. Not sure how AMD divides this stuff.
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#12
Prima.Vera
Durvelle27 said:
I read this multiple times and still don't know what the hell you're talking about
He said once he's using Google Translate to post :D
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#13
thesmokingman
Blueberries said:
Putting "PRO" in front of it doesn't change the 4-5 year old architecture and performance.

Somebody overclocked one of these to 4.8GHz already... and it was still slower than a Skylake i3.
But what about if you put PRO behind it?
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#14
dj-electric
So far, 2010 has been a great year for AMD.
Some say they will out a new platform early next year to compete with upcoming sandy bridge CPUs.
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#15
ratirt
bogami said:
Preformence comparisons with i5 6500T and the magnetic disk are miserable forecast! AMD chip have connected the SSD and DDR4 2400hz not DDR4 2133 etc. on the best processor.!
Do not praise with Intel chips in the medium class and low hardware for comparison !
If it is really worth what commendation is best to be compared to Intel best offers .And internal GPU will be few users who benefited from playing with ! Only AMD GPU owners can pull some more from the system in this way, but if it is not good GPU on the market yet , it loses charm ! regardless to switch from 28nm to 14nm or 16nm, is the progress miserable in consumption and performance.!
Not sure what you're after but those APU's are not the top-end to compare with. Besides those are APU's. Why you say that AMD GPU's can only benefit from those APU's? It doesn't make any sense bro. It has a Video processor inside the CPU that's why it is an APU. That's the main aspect of those APU's that you need no GPU to run with decent FPS and they are more for business than a regular user who plays games. Anyway you probably would be able to play some games with decent FPS anyway.

thesmokingman said:
But what about if you put PRO behind it?
Putting "PRO" in front of it doesn't change the 4-5 year old architecture and performance.

Somebody overclocked one of these to 4.8GHz already... and it was still slower than a Skylake i3.
Is intel any better? how many processors they have released as new gen which didn't give much.
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#16
lorraine walsh
I'm a little surprised they put the entire product line up. I was under the impression that to simplify production logistics once a product is phased out of mainstream consumer availability they normally only offered a small subset of the full line on an extended availability basis. On that front, I'd've only expected 1 each 65 and 35W SKUs to be included; maybe 4 if they included the ones with the cut down half size CPUs.
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#17
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Recus said:
PRO Processors? G-good j-job.
No different than Xeons? These have a guaranteed stock for x number of years. AMD has done this in the past with "B" series chips.
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#18
Blueberries
ratirt said:
Is intel any better? how many processors they have released as new gen which didn't give much.
Is releasing a new product that's 5-8% better every year better than not releasing anything for 4 years and then relabeling the same architecture as a new processor and hoping nobody notices? Yes.

I'm expecting Zen to be a huge disappointment too, but we'll see.
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#19
ratirt
Blueberries said:
Is releasing a new product that's 5-8% better every year better than not releasing anything for 4 years and then relabeling the same architecture as a new processor and hoping nobody notices? Yes.
I'm expecting Zen to be a huge disappointment too, but we'll see.
Of course if you look from your perspective it's pointless but look from the other side of the window. Huge companies always will make an improvement and sell their products to keep the income. AMD and Intel they may have had ZEN and Skylake or even other improvements/CPU gen already prepared but they will not release it since a slight improvement like you mentioned 5-8% is better and will kick sales again. So what's the point of releasing totally new tech when there's still room for improvement and more money in their pockets. AMD is doing that at the moment. Why they didn't release ZEN now? Cause they got Excavator "PRO" rearranged and improved and till next year when ZEN shows up they would be able to sell a lot of those CPU's / APU's. Intel does the same thing. Sandy bridge then E version then Ivy bridge then E version then Haswell then E version then Broadwell then Skylake and now Kaby Lake.
Now look at those and tell me if there's a lot of difference in performance from sandy to broadwell? or Ivy to skylake? There is an improvement but is it like 50% ? most of those are shrinks of previous versions with slight rearrangements and improvements. Intel improves CPU's slightly. New gen for me will be ZEN. Totally something else than predecessors. Intel has the same architecture and shrinks it. On the other hand. Why would INTEL release totally something new and different when there's not much competition? Maybe it will change but for now Intel's stuck with improvements. :)
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#20
lorraine walsh
This is important news. Not for the regular enthusiast, but for the vendors. AMD will be able to push more APUs on the ultra book market or on the laptop where power&heat constraints did not allow it before.
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#21
bogami
Durvelle27 said:
I read this multiple times and still don't know what the hell you're talking about
Did you watch video at the end you hew components comparison .
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#22
rruff
lorraine walsh said:
AMD will be able to push more APUs on the ultra book market or on the laptop where power&heat constraints did not allow it before.
It's the same old power hungry architecture and process. There are minor tweaks to improve efficiency but they are far less efficient than Intel.
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#23
Killer_Rubber_Ducky
rruff said:
It's the same old power hungry architecture and process. There are minor tweaks to improve efficiency but they are far less efficient than Intel.
How so? That statement was about the Grey Hawk platform which is NOT Bulldozer based.
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#24
Caring1
Blueberries said:
Putting "PRO" in front of it doesn't change the 4-5 year old architecture and performance.

Somebody overclocked one of these to 4.8GHz already... and it was still slower than a Skylake i3.
In compute, and graphics?
If you mean gaming, it's for business.
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#25
rruff
Killer_Rubber_Ducky said:
How so? That statement was about the Grey Hawk platform which is NOT Bulldozer based.
? This thread isn't about Grey Hawk no one mentioned it. It's at least 3 years away and no one knows what it will be like.
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