AMD announced today that its business-class Ryzen Pro 5000 series mobile processors are now available for PC makers to incorporate into their products.
“Built to meet the demands of the modern workplace, the Ryzen Pro 5000 Series Mobile Processors combine next-level productivity and collaboration with enterprise-class security features and will be available in premium enterprise laptops from HP and Lenovo, which are expected to be available worldwide later this year,” an AMD representative told me.
From what I can tell, the AMD Ryzen Pro 5000 series mobile processors are roughly equivalent to Intel’s vPro-powered chipsets. They provide AMD Memory Guard for use in Microsoft Secured-Core PCs and AMD Shadow Stack for hardware-based protection against malware attacks.
AMD says that its Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U processor provides 8 cores and 16 threads, with “leadership CPU performance,” with up to 57 percent more multi-threaded performance and 23 percent faster performance for home and office productivity than the competition. PCs based on this chipset can achieve up to 17.5 hours of battery life.
The first Ryzen Pro 5000-based PCs will appear in the market in the second quarter of 2021.