AMD Announces 2nd-Generation Ryzen Pro Mobile Processors

Posted on April 8, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Windows 10 with 6 Comments

AMD this morning announced the availability of its second-generation Ryzen Pro mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics. Aimed at the commercial notebook market, these new processors offer improved power efficiency, security, and manageability.

“Modern PC users expect the experience between professional and personal to be imperceptible, and business notebook users want to utilize the latest modern features including 3D modeling, video editing, multi-display setups while multitasking securely, to get more done,” AMD senior vice president and general manager Saeid Moshkelani said in a prepared statement. “With AMD Ryzen Pro and Athlon Pro mobile processors, AMD delivers the right performance, features, and choice to [PC makers] and commercial users, combined with the productivity, protection, and professional features needed to ensure seamless deployment throughout an organization.”

The new Ryzen Pro processors are built on a 12-nanometer manufacturing process, compared to the bigger and hotter 14-nm parts still being used by Intel. AMD says these processors deliver best-in-class performance, with up to 16 percent more multi-threading processor performance than the competition. They are 15-watt parts with four processor cores and 6 to 10 GPU cores depending on the model. The lower-end Athlon variant offers 2 processor cores and 3 GPU cores.

More specifically, the new chipsets include the AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U, which delivers a base frequency of 2.3 GHz with boosts up to 4 GHz, the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3500U (3.7/2.1 GHz), the AMD Ryzen 3 Pro 3300U (3.5/2.1 GHz), and the AMD Athlon Pro 300U (3.3/2.4 GHz).

HP and Lenovo are among the PC makers that have embraced the new chipsets.

“HP is committed to raising the bar for powerful and secure commercial devices with cutting edge PC innovations,” HP’s Andy Rhodes says. “HP is proud to offer the broadest AMD portfolio in the industry with top performance, security, and reliability to business users everywhere.”

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Comments (6)

6 responses to “AMD Announces 2nd-Generation Ryzen Pro Mobile Processors”

  1. Jaxidian

    How are Ryzen mobile chips compared to i7 mobile chips in terms of performance at comparable power segments (15W in this case, it seems)? Does Intel have a clear single-threaded win here or are they competitive at this point? I've been very unimpressed with i7 U-series chips lately.

    • prjman

      In reply to Jaxidian: Ryzen systems have a better 'balance' than Intel systems. Basically, Intel single core performance is better, although the difference in anything but benchmarks is negligible. AMD graphics performance is significantly better, resulting in an overall better experience.

      Battery life is usually in Intel's favor, so I'm curious to see how these perform in that metric.

  2. Stooks

    I am all for this.....if the IPC and battery life are on par or better than Intel.

  3. Davor Radman

    I hope they improve on battery life.

    I live my Ryzen laptop for GPU, but battery is rather poor, even when just watching video (~200nits brightness), t can only last at max 4-5h.

    • LocalPCGuy

      In reply to Markiz von Schnitzel:

      Microsoft can code into Windows 10 more power efficiency for Ryzen. It pretty much favors Intel at the moment. As AMD Ryzen gets put into more new laptops, MS is very likely to work closely with AMD to optimize battery life.

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