AMD's Ryzen PRO 5000 Mobile processors will compete with Intel's vPro chips
AMD's new mobile processors are built for business and have security features baked in.
What you need to know
- AMD announced its lineup of Ryzen PRO 5000 Mobile processors today.
- The processors are built for business and include features for security and management.
- There are three processors in the lineup; the Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U, Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Ryzen 3 PRO 5450U.
AMD announced its new Ryzen PRO Mobile processors today. The new CPUs are from the company's Ryzen 5000 Mobile series and have features built in for business users, including hardware-based security tools. The PRO processors from AMD are similar to Intel's vPro chips and competes directly against those chips.
There are three new processors in the lineup, the Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U, Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Ryzen 3 PRO 5450U. Each processor is built on a 7nm node and has a 15W TSP. That 15W figure is especially notable when comparing the chips to competition from Intel, which includes 28W processors. AMD compared the Ryzen 7 PRO with the Intel Core i7-1185G7, which has a 28W TDP when announcing the new chips.
The AMD PRO chips also compete with Intel's vPro processors in four areas highlighted by AMD; software stability planning, long-term availability, more intense quality control, and long-term validation.
Here are the specifics of the processors, all of which are built on AMD's Zen 3 architecture.
|AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5450U||4||8||2.6GHz (4.0GHz)||10MB||7nm||15W||Zen 3|
|AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U||6||12||2.3GHz (4.2GHz)||19MB||7nm||15W||Zen 3|
|AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U||8||16||1.9GHz (4.4GHz)||20MB||7nm||15W||Zen 3|
The new Ryzen PRO 5000 Mobile CPUs should deliver long battery life and rigid security. They feature AMD Shadow Stack, are Secured Core PCs, and have FIPS 140-3 certification.
There are a lot of AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors these days. Our expert Cale Hunt has a guide on how to pick the right AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile processor for your PC.
Some of the best Windows laptops run on AMD processors, and now several of them will run on AMD's new PRO Mobile processors. HP and Lenovo are among the manufacturers that will ship laptops with the new PRO Mobile processors from AMD.
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These are awesome CPUs, but some OEMs (looking at you HP), could do a FAR BETTER job with thermals.