Here’s how AMD AI PCs are set to change the way you work!

The AI revolution is well and truly underway. Thankfully, it is less of The Matrix and Terminator variety and more of Jarvis from Ironman wherein AI is here to help you and boost your everyday productivity. And who can say no to that?

AMD is a name that’s well-known and trusted when it comes to computing. So, it’s not surprising to see the tech giant at the center of the AI discussion. The company’s line of AI PCs is designed to upgrade your experience across your PCs. With AI, your device can help with advanced collaboration, photo/video editing, general productivity, enhanced multimedia experiences and much more.

So what makes a PC an AMD AI PC?

The key to this lies in the processor. A traditional processor features a CPU and a GPU. AMD has now tweaked the formula by adding an NPU (Neural Processing Unit). This allows for additional flexibility while handling AI/ML tasks.

Sure, regular PCs can indeed handle AI workloads using their CPUs and GPUs but having an NPU onboard enables them to provide low latency, high performance, and great power efficiency. Think of it as a GPU. Just like it accelerates graphics workloads, an NPU does the same for AI tasks. That’s the reason why it’s also referred to as an AI accelerator. While an AI workload being run on a CPU-GPU combo would consume many watts of power, an NPU will do the same job with just milliwatts of power. While simultaneously freeing up CPU and GPU to perform other, heavier tasks.

AMD XDNA brilliance

This new solution by AMD is called Ryzen AI and is built using the XDNA architecture. This cutting-edge technology ensures minimal performance impact, even when juggling demanding tasks. The XDNA architecture handles AI workloads in such a way that it frees up the CPU and GPU to drive other processes. As AI models evolve, they will be ready to adapt, ensuring long-term relevance and flexibility.

We are already seeing many AMD AI PCs hitting the market. The HP Pavilion Plus and the HP Envy series of laptops are perfect for users. Meanwhile, gamers and power-users can check out The ASUS TUF, Lenovo Legion, and the Acer Nitro series of devices.

Let’s take a look at how an AMD AI PC can enhance the daily user experience of folks from all walks of life.

For working professionals

Saving time is the top priority for working professionals, and that’s exactly what services like Microsoft Copilot are designed for. The AI-powered assistant will be pre-installed on every AMD AI PC and feature integrations with various Microsoft applications. Not only will it be able to provide basic AI assistance like content generation, but it will also provide contextual assistance like providing relevant suggestions and more. Copilot features deep integration with Windows, allowing you to automate repetitive tasks within Microsoft 365 apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. It’s an all-around AI powerhouse that streamlines your workflows and does wonders for your productivity.

Harnessing the power of LLMs

When it comes to AI, there are a few that are as captivating as Large Language Models (LLMs) such as GPT, or Llama. These display an amazing ability to understand and generate human language while taking into account the nuances of human speech This means that it can be used to do anything from drafting documents, generating images, creating codes and more! LLMs are integrated into AMD AI PCs and significantly enhance AI capabilities. Since it can run them locally, users will not have to deal with the cloud. So users can expect faster results as well as greater privacy.

For content creators

Editing videos is the most important job in the workflow of content creators. From adding relevant visual and audio cues to making sure that the narrative is conveyed effectively, good content can either spring to life or die on the editing table. Adobe Premiere Pro is among the most preferred editing tools of content creators and its makers have blessed it with plenty of handy AI features meant to supercharge the editing workflow. Take object removal for instance. Premiere Pro allows users to easily remove unwanted objects from their clips, eliminating the need to use complex VFX software and having detailed know-how of the intricacies of editing.

There’s also the Generative Extend tool that can make shots a little bit longer by generating entirely new frames at the beginning or end of a clip. This is incredibly useful when finetuning edits before the final render. Not just that; a text-to-video tool is also in the making, allowing users to generate entirely new footage within Premiere Pro with just a text prompt or by uploading a reference image. Coupled with the power of an AMD AI PC, using all these tools will be like wielding a magic wand for content creators.

For digital artists

AI tools like the ones offered by Topaz Labs can significantly improve the output quality for digital creators, including photographers, videographers, and graphic artists. Topaz’s Photo AI tool can effortlessly improve the overall image quality by sharpening the image, reducing noise, and enhancing details. As a result, high-quality visuals are within easy grasp without the pain of making a thousand manual tweaks. The NPU onboard AMD AI chips accelerate workflows and reduce the overall stress on the CPU and the GPU.

For post-production artists

Editing content is one thing, but colour correction and grading can truly elevate the footage and help set the desired mood. And DaVinci Resolve totally dominates in this department. The newest version of this software ships with several AI features that leverage AMD’s AI processors. Its Film Look Creator can give mundane footage a cinematic look by adding properties like halation, bloom, grain, flicker, gate weave and vignetting. And then there’s Person Mask, a magic mask palette that automatically detects people and tracks their movement in a shot. This way, you can completely transform an underlit shot by making the characters stand out.

DaVinci Resolve is also home to a Face Refinement filter that uses facial feature recognition to automatically detect and track faces. Filmmakers can leverage this tool to apply effects like skin smoothing, retouching, and more. Like Adobe Premiere Pro, an Object Removal tool is also available. Meanwhile, the SuperScale feature uses AI to instantly upscale the resolution of old footage. There are plenty more AI features to explore in DaVinci Resolve, so those who use this software should definitely opt for an AMD AI PC.

Bottom line

As is evident from the use cases we’ve mentioned above, PCs with integrated AI chips make the user experience more intuitive and responsive to users. We’re at the cusp of the AI revolution, and by providing support to over 100 AI-driven experiences – with plenty more to come – AMD AI PCs are at the forefront, giving users smarter and more nuanced assistance than ever before. You can find out more about Ryzen AI Software here. You can also check out AMD AI PCs here!