AMD has announced its AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors, which the company says brings "the uncompromising performance and efficiency of the “Zen 3” core architecture to premium business laptops."
Paired with AMD PRO technologies that offer strengthened multi-layer enterprise-class security features and powerhouse productivity, we're told the new AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors are "built to meet the demands of the modern workforce."
PC makers obviously think so too, with broad availability from HP and Lenovo expected starting in Q2, and the number of AMD-powered enterprise notebooks expected to triple by the end of 2021.
Saeid Moshkelani, the Senior VP and GM of AMD's Client Business Unit said: "Navigating an increasingly distributed work environment requires more performance and security from our professional laptops.
"Businesses need to be confident they are investing in technology that will meet the needs of their employees, whether they are working remotely or from the office.
“The new AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors significantly increase the capabilities of ultrathin enterprise notebooks and deliver best-in-class user experiences with leadership performance, exceptional battery life and robust security features for every work environment.”
So, what is some more detail on the AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors?
We're told the new "are built to provide a powerful computing experience with security features for today’s demanding business environments."
Leading performance for top-level productivity and collaboration
- The AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U processor, with 8 cores and 16 threads, delivers leadership CPU performance, offering up to 57%2 more multi-threaded performance than the competition.
- AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U processor is designed for the increased demand in productivity, offering up to 23%3 faster performance for home and office productivity than the competition.
Enhanced power efficiency
- Built for all-day battery life and productivity, along with the optimized 7nm “Zen 3” core architecture, the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U processor offers up to 17.5 hours of battery life.
Modern AMD PRO Technologies
- AMD PRO security provides a multi-layered approach to security features by embedding defences at every level, from silicon through operating system. AMD Memory Guard, exclusive to AMD Ryzen PRO processors and automatically enabled on Microsoft Secured-Core PCs, helps enable data and identity protection, while AMD Shadow Stack helps provide hardware enabled protection against malware attacks.
- AMD PRO manageability enables a full manageability feature set for simplified deployment, imaging and management that is compatible with modern IT infrastructures. AMD Ryzen PRO processors offer full support for Microsoft Endpoint Manager to deliver a flexible and integrated cloud management solution.
AMD PRO business ready technologies bring enterprise-grade computing solutions designed for quality and reliability, in addition to platform longevity. AMD Ryzen PRO processors feature 18-months of planned software stability and 24-months of planned availability.
Starting in Q2, 2021, AMD says its "enterprise customers will be able to purchase Ryzen PRO processor-based systems from top PC vendors including HP and Lenovo."
Andy Rhodes, global head, Commercial Systems and Display Solutions, said: “The need for powerful, secure PCs that prioritise productivity and collaboration is more crucial than ever as we continue to embrace a more distributed and hybrid workforce.
“HP is committed to empowering employees and IT teams everywhere, and our continued work with AMD leads with innovation to deliver powerful and secure computing experiences to keep people connected and productive at home, in the office, or both.”
Jerry Paradise, vice president, Global Commercial Portfolio & Product Management, Lenovo PCSD said: “At Lenovo, we have a long tradition of providing our enterprise customers with innovative systems that deliver excellent performance and security and we are pleased to continue delivering on this promise with new laptops powered by the latest AMD mobile processors.
“The latest Lenovo ThinkPad laptop lineup with AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors will continue to deliver the incredible performance our business customers have come to expect from Lenovo and AMD.”