While AMD has been garnering a lot of attention in the mainstream processor market with third-generation desktop Ryzen processors, and is building anticipation for third-generation Ryzen Threadripper parts, the company has been relatively silent with regards to the professional market. That changes today with the announcement of a new line of Ryzen 3000 Pro processors aimed squarely at business customers.
Like the already announced Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, the Ryzen 3000 Pro family is based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 architecture. At this time, there are three new Zen 2 processors that have been announced: Ryzen 5 Pro 3600, Ryzen 7 Pro 3700, and Ryzen 9 Pro 3900. All three processors have a TDP of just 65 watts, while the total amount of cache (L2 + L3) ranges from 35MB on the Ryzen 5 Pro 3600 to 70MB on the Ryzen Pro 3900.
The most interesting member of the family is no doubt the Ryzen 9 Pro 3900, with its 12 cores and 24 threads. Interestingly, the specs for this processor lineup exactly with the Ryzen 9 3900 (without the "X") that we told you about late last week. That means that we're looking at a base clock of 3.1GHz and a boost clock of 4.3GHz.
Given that these are "Pro" processors, they come with a number of security-centric features onboard aimed at businesses including AMD GuardMI, Memory Guard encryption, secure boot, and fTPM/TPM 2.0 (among others).
Not surprisingly, AMD already has OEM support lined up for its new Ryzen Pro 3000 processors from Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo. On the HP side, both the HP EliteDesk 705 G5 Small Form Factor ($669) and the HP EliteDesk 705 G5 Desktop Mini ($679) will incorporate the processors. With respect to Lenovo, both the ThinkCentre M75s-1 small form factor and M75q-1 Tiny form factor machines will adopt Ryzen Pro 3000.
“Designed specifically to efficiently data-crunch, design, compose, and create – AMD Ryzen PRO and Athlon PRO processors accelerate enhanced business productivity while offering protection safeguards with built-in security features, such as full system memory encryption and a dedicated, on-die security processor," stated Saied Moshkelani, SVP and SM for the AMD Client Compute division.
AMD says that its new Ryzen Pro 3000 processors will be available during the fourth quarter.