AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 CPUs For Enterprise Laptops Offer Full Memory Encryption, Fleet Manageability, And Long Shelf Life

AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobility CPUs fabricated on the 7nm Node and based on the ZEN 2 Architecture are now being offered to companies and organizations. The AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 series of processors are specially designed APUs that have enterprise-grade features such full encryption, remote fleet management, and are built for extra longevity to ensure replacement or upgrade costs remain low.

Competing against Intel’s vPro lineup, the AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 series of processors have all the relevant, necessary, and critical features for enterprises that offer employees laptops but need top-grade security of the content and data. Embedded with AMD PRO Security, the laptops with these Ryzen 4000 CPUs are qualified under Microsoft’s Secured Core PC initiative. The computers have AMD Memory Guard, which supports full memory encryption. Additionally, AMD confirmed it is open to collaborating with OEM partners to complement their own security features.

AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 7nm ZEN 2 Processors Specifications:

AMD has announced the Ryzen PRO 4000 series of processors, which are made for business laptops. They’re built on a 7nm Fabrication Technology and are based on the ZEN 2 architecture, just like the consumer products which bear the same name except the PRO branding, which indicates the security-focused approach.

The new AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Series of processors include the Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U, the Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U, and the Ryzen 3 Pro 4450U. These new AMD CPUs might sport slightly higher model numbers when compared to the standard desktop or mobile variants. However, they have slightly lower specifications than their consumer counterparts.

AMD claims the Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U is the fastest processor for thin business laptops. Although detailed reviews of the new AMD PRO Series are yet to arrive, the company reportedly compared them with an Intel Core i7-10710U. AMD claims the Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U scores 31 percent better on PassMark 9, 25 percent better on Geekbench 5, 32 percent on PCMark 10 Digital Content Creation, 9 percent better on PCMark 10 Productivity and 14 percent on PCMark 10. It is important to note that Core i7-10710U is not part of the Intel’s vPro lineup. Nonetheless, it is a hexa-core variant. On the other hand, the Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U is an octa-core Mobility CPU.

AMD also compared the hexa-core Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U to quad-core Core i5-10210U. AMD claims its mobility CPU outperformed Intel by 76 percent on Passmark 9, 86 percent on Geekbench 5, 53 percent on PCMark 10 Digital Content Creation, 9 percent on PCMark 10 Productivity, and 23 percent on PCMark 10.

AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 7nm ZEN 2 Processors Features:

While the speed and processing power of mobility CPU certainly matters, the AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Series is designed for enterprises, and hence the security features matter a little more. AMD claims to offer security, manageability, and stability with the new PRO Series. Needless to add, these features mirror Intel’s offerings with vPro, which are Active Management Technology, and Stable Image Platform Program.

AMD assures the new PRO Series’ Memory Guard offers full memory encryption. Additionally, buyers get Sure Start, Sure Run, and Sure Click especially from HP. Sure Start is an HP-specific technology that checks the BIOS against a master copy and replaces it if it’s corrupted. Lenovo has something similar called ThinkShield.

Many organizations order dozens or even hundreds of laptops. Such companies should benefit from the fleet management of images and support that AMD offers with the PRO Series. AMD also has the three Pro CPUs on a 24-month availability schedule.

Intel has traditionally dominated the laptop CPU market. Moreover, the chipmaker has had a strong grip over the corporate mobility computing device segment. AMD is well aware that it is not merely upgrading laptop CPUs from Ryzen Pro 3000 to Ryzen Pro 4000. It is amply clear that AMD is attempting to upset Intel’s dominance and ensure companies consider AMD’s new Ryzen 4000 CPUs as a worthy replacement for the long term.

The first corporate-focused computers with AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 processors will arrive from Lenovo and HP. HP has already confirmed the ProBook x360 435 G7 and ProBook 445/455 G7. Lenovo has indicated it will be offering four variants of the popular Lenovo ThinkPad Series.

Alap Naik Desai
A B.Tech Plastics (UDCT) and a Windows enthusiast. Optimizing the OS, exploring software, searching and deploying solutions to strange and weird issues is Alap's main interest.