AMD showcases Ryzen Pro chips from top PC makers, hardware firms

Proclaiming to the world that it is now back in the game, ascendant chipmaker AMD has bared that its newly launched Ryzen Pro processors are now powering some of the most powerful desktops and machines from top PC makers and hardware manufacturers.

Lenovo is putting the AMD Ryzen Pro CPU in its ThinkPad A series notebooks

Lenovo is putting the AMD Ryzen Pro CPU in its ThinkPad A series notebooks

At the recent launch of the Ryzen Pro in New York City, AMD grabbed the opportunity to invite its hardware partners to showcase the broad adoption of its new desktop processors in new PC models and high-performance machines.

Among the commercially focused desktop solutions based on the new processors were from top dogs Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Also on display were various offerings from companies all over the world — ranging from 3D design systems to augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) devices.

“Having Lenovo, Dell, and HP is a big boost for AMD,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager for computing and graphics group at AMD. “We’re proud to collaborate with such a strong set of industry leaders on a robust assortment of AMD-based desktop PCs that showcase the strength and flexibility of the Ryzen Pro platform.”

For China-headquartered Lenovo, it is putting the mighty AMD Ryzen Pro CPU in its ThinkPad A series notebooks and ThinkCentre M715 desktops. US-based computer makers Dell and HP, on the other hand, have the OptiPlex 5055 PC and EliteDesk 705 G3 desktops, respectively, running the same chip.

But apart from the PC manufacturers, also present at the event were a host of startups and lesser known companies that have the Ryzen Pro at the core of their offerings.

Germany-based Schneider Digital, for instance, exhibited its Ryzen Pro-powered tailor-made professional workstation that can smoothly render and deliver 4K, 3D, and VR solutions.

Also at the event was Jellyfish Pictures, a visual-effects and animation studio responsible for eye-popping scenes in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and other movies and television shows.

Another firm which displayed its Ryzen Pro-based system is Frenh startup Qarnot, which heats buildings for free with computers. It designed the first computing heater using CPUs as a heat source.

Based on the “Zen” architecture, AMD said Ryzen Pro processors are designed especially for the enterprise and public sectors. The AMD GuardMI technology gives the Ryzen Pro silicon-level security that helps protect against an ever-growing number of threats.

Advanced technologies, such as SenseMI and up to 8 processing cores, also provide responsiveness for demanding enterprise-class applications and multi-tasking workflows.

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