Ryzen Gets Serious As AMD Announce PRO Processor Lineup

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅29.06.2017 14:11:48

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — June 29, 2017 — Following the global excitement generated by the launch of its new EPYC™ family of server processors, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today added another tier to its enterprise CPU portfolio with the introduction of AMD Ryzen™ PRO desktop processors. Designed to meet the demands of today’s compute-intensive workplace, Ryzen PRO desktop processors will bring reliability, security, and performance to enterprise desktops worldwide.

“Today marks another important step in our journey to bring innovation and excitement back to the PC industry: the launch of our Ryzen PRO desktop CPUs that will bring disruptive levels of performance to the premium commercial market,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. “Offering a significant leap in generational performance, leadership multi-threaded performance, and the first-ever 8-core,16-thread CPU for commercial-grade PCs, Ryzen PRO provides a portfolio of technology choices that meet the evolving needs of businesses today and tomorrow.”

Ryzen PRO Lineup

Delivering breakthrough responsiveness for the most demanding enterprise-class applications and multi-tasking workflows, the ‘Zen’ core in every Ryzen PRO processor provides up to 52 percent improvement in compute capability over the previous generation [1], and the Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700 offers up to 62 percent more multi-threaded performance than select competing solutions [2].


Targeted for enterprise and public sector implementations, Ryzen PRO processors offer state-of-the-art silicon-level security, providing hardware-based cryptographic and security technologies to help protect against an ever-growing number of threats. Security standards like secure boot, fTPM (firmware Trust Platform Module), AES, and Windows® 10 Enterprise security features are fully supported across the entire Ryzen PRO processor family.


Built upon exceptional AMD product dependability and sourced from wafers with the highest yields, Ryzen PRO processors provide commercial-grade quality and reliability to help ensure platform longevity for future-ready computing. Industry-leading, open-standard DASH manageability allows for CPU-agnostic administration and helps ensure businesses avoid getting locked into proprietary solutions.


The world’s largest suppliers of commercial client desktops are expected to provide Ryzen PRO-based PCs to businesses worldwide in the second half of 2017. Ryzen PRO mobile is scheduled for the first half of 2018. More information will be revealed in August 2017.

Supporting Resources

• Learn more about AMD Ryzen PRO processors at AMD.com/RyzenPRO
• Learn more about the “Zen” core architecture at AMD.com/Zen
• Learn more about AMD Products, Solutions, and Innovations
• Become a fan of AMD on Facebook • Follow AMD on Twitter @AMD


[1] Updated Feb 28, 2017: Generational IPC uplift for the “Zen” architecture vs. “Piledriver” architecture is +52% with an estimated SPECint_base2006 score compiled with GCC 4.6 –O2 at a fixed 3.4GHz. Generational IPC uplift for the “Zen” architecture vs. “Excavator” architecture is +64% as measured with Cinebench R15 1T, and also +64% with an estimated SPECint_base2006 score compiled with GCC 4.6 –O2, at a fixed 3.4GHz. System configs: AMD reference motherboard(s), AMD Radeon™ R9 290X GPU, 8GB DDR4-2667 (“Zen”)/8GB DDR3-2133 (“Excavator”)/8GB DDR3-1866 (“Piledriver”), Ubuntu Linux 16.x (SPECint_base2006 estimate) and Windows® 10 x64 RS1 (Cinebench R15). SPECint_base2006 estimates: “Zen” vs. “Piledriver” (31.5 vs. 20.7 | +52%), “Zen” vs. “Excavator” (31.5 vs. 19.2 | +64%). Cinebench R15 1t scores: “Zen” vs. “Piledriver” (139 vs. 79 both at 3.4G | +76%), “Zen” vs. “Excavator” (160 vs. 97.5 both at 4.0G| +64%). GD-108

[2] Testing performed in AMD Internal Labs as of May 10, 2017. System Config: Ryzen 7 PRO 1700 : AMD Myrtle – SM with 95W R7 1800X, AMD Radeon R7 240, 2x4096 DDR4-2400 RAM, Win 10 PRO, 512GB SSD, Graphics driver Intel i7-7700: MSI Z270 SLI (MS-7A59) with 65W i7-7700, Intel HD Graphics 630, 2x4096 DDR4-2400 RAM, Win 10 PRO, 512GB SSD, graphics driver PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Performance may vary based on version of driver used. Cinebench R15 nT is used to show multithreaded performance. Using Cinebench R15 nT, the Ryzen 7 PRO 1700 scored 1422 while the Intel i7-7700 scored 878 which is a performance differential of 61.9 or ~ 62% in favor of the Ryzen 7 PRO 1700 . RZP-2

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