AMD unveils the Ryzen Pro series and hints at the upcoming Ryzen 3 CPUs
With the Ryzen 7 and 5 series of CPUs, AMD proved that it is able to give Intel a run for their money, and even though the performance can still be improved, Intel can’t really touch the price point offered by AMD’s Ryzen lineup. AMD now takes the battle to the commercial-grade sector and announces the Ryzen PRO series, which includes the already known Ryzen 7 and 5 families, plus a new Ryzen 3 family that should also come in non-PRO desktop variants later this year.
The Ryzen PRO series is intended to compete with Intel’s mid-range and low-end commercial CPUs. The Ryzen 7 and 5 PRO CPUs are very similar spec-wise to their non-PRO equivalents and this fact leads us to believe that the Ryzen 3 PRO is similar to the mainstream Ryzen 3 that will probably be unveiled soon.
The Ryzen 3 PRO series does not feature the SMT (Simultaneous Multithreading) technology from all the other Zen-based products from AMD. The 5 and 7 PRO series support the usual 14nm features, including the SensMI suite with XFR, Neural Net Prediction, and Precision Boost.
AMD claims that the Ryzen PRO CPUs offer up to 62% more multithread performance over the competing similar solutions, thanks to the increased number of cores included. The Ryzen PRO series will be launched in the second half of 2017, with the Ryzen PRO mobile family following in the first half of 2018. No info on prices for now, but knowing AMD, these should be very competitive.
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