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New Launch: AMD announces 7th gen PRO series APUs


AMD has announced its 7th generation PRO series APUs which were formerly codenamed Bristol Ridge PRO. The PCs featuring the 7th gen PRO APUs are targetted at business users to deliver improved computing and graphics performance along with improved energy efficiency. HP and Lenovo are among the vendors who have product with these processors.

Some of the major features of the AMD PRO processors regarding business usage include

  • Help ensure sensitive data and trusted applications remain secure with the dedicated and integrated AMD Secure Processor technology 
  • AMD PRO desktop processors provide 14 percent more compute and 22 percent more graphics performance while being 31 percent more energy efficient than 6th gen AMD PRO processors
  • Open standards and CPU-agnostic DASH manageability to allow IT departments to easily integrate and manage systems

The new processor will be seen  inside the HP EliteDesk 705 G3 series desktops which come in small form factor and are prominently used by enterprise users.

“Since its inception in mid-2014, AMD PRO processor unit shipments increased more than 45 percent enabling businesses all over the world to simplify IT with secure, high performance, reliable solutions,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Business, AMD.

“We are delivering more performance, security and flexibility to give our enterprise customers peace of mind that allows them to focus on their business, not on IT complexity,” said Guayemte Sanmartin, vice president of prodcut management, commercial desktops for HP Inc.

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