AMD 2nd gen Ryzen and Athlon PRO mobile processors launched

“The chip-maker also announced an update to its AMD Partner Hub” 

AMD on Monday announced the launch of the 2nd-generation Ryzen PRO and Athlon PRO range of mobile processors. These chipsets come with integrated Radeon Vega graphics and will be available in new notebooks from HP and Lenovo. Other OEMs will also be using these processors to deliver new products later this year. AMD states that the 2nd-gen Ryzen PRO and Athlon PRO mobiles processors are designed to improve performance, battery life, and come with better security features. 

The 2nd-generation Ryzen PRO mobile processors are built using the 12nm manufacturing technology. According to the company’s claims, the processors offer up to 16 percent improvement in multi-thread performance, when compared to the competition. As per the company, the new chipsets will provide up to 12 hours of battery life under general use, and 10 hours of video playback.

The integrated Radeon Vega graphics will help in providing up to 14 percent performance improvement in 3D modelling, video editing, and other content creation. The chipsets also feature AMD’s co-processor that takes care of security. This is available on both the Ryzen PRO and Athlon PRO models.

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The 2nd generation Ryzen PRO series consists of the Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U, which has a base frequency of 2.3GHz, 10 GPU cores, 4CPU cores, 8 threads, 6MB of cache and 15W TDP. Then there’s the AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U, which has 4 cores, 8 threads, 8 GPU cores, 6MB cache and a base clock speed of 2.1GHz. Finally, there’s the AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U, which also has 4 CPU cores, but only 4 threads. It features 6 GPU Cores, 6MB cache, and a base clock speed of 2.1GHz. Both have a TDP of 15W, which is very efficient. 

Apart from the Ryzen series, AMD has also announced the 2nd-generation Athlon PRO 300U mobile processor. This chipset comes with 2 CPU cores, 4 threads, 3 GPU cores, 5MB cache, and a base clock speed of 2.4GHz. It has a TDP of 15W as well. Alongside the chipsets, the company also announced an update to its Partner Hub programme. The tools now provide a full database of product specifications, digital merchandising kits, and more.

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