AMD introducing its next most powerful line of AMD PRO A-Series

AMD introduced its next most powerful line of AMD PRO A-Series for mobile and desktop processors (formerly codenamed “Carrizo PRO” and “Godavari PRO”) to deliver exceptional value and performance for upcoming uploads workloads. With this new line of AMD PRO A-Series processors which offer enhanced performance, reliability and giving opportunity to business users and IT decision makers and are designed for the future. With its AMD PRO mobile processors, AMD powers some of the first-to-market Windows 10-enabled commercial notebook systems.

“The innovative architecture of new AMD PRO processors delivers compelling performance to stay ahead of the evolving demands of business today,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, computing and graphics, AMD. “Going PRO with AMD means unmatched dependability with platform stability, processor longevity and an opportunity for richer system configurations. AMD gives its customers choice and affordability to meet specific business needs, without compromising the ability to manage and maintain a secure, stable, and reliable environment.”

Where AMD is introducing the AMD PRO Control Center, for small and medium businesses without implemented management tools, which are one stop shop for intuitive system configuration. The new AMD PRO Control Center enables small and medium businesses to quickly and easily manage the power of AMD systems in the workplace which includes key features, such as an AMD Energy Saver, PC Health Center, USB Blocker and Wireless Display.

AMD PRO Mobile Processors featuring the New AMD PRO A12 APU
The AMD PRO A-Series mobile processors are breakthrough to APU architecture with long battery life, power and efficiency optimized to meet the evolving needs of enterprise computing and collaboration. As the mobile AMD PRO processers are engineered for today’s on-the-go, unplugged workforce with mobile-ready features, built-in security and manageability that drive nonstop productivity and peace of mind.

AMD is also introducing a new AMD PRO A12 processor, the fastest AMD PRO notebook processor with 3.4GHz CPU max frequency. It’s the first AMD PRO mobile processor with 12 compute cores (4 CPU + 8 GPU) and the only AMD PRO mobile processor with Radeon R7 graphics, now up to 800 MHz GPU max Clock and 512 stream processors. With this level of extreme compute power, AMD is set to deliver enhanced performance with its AMD PRO A12 processor.

Key features of the new AMD PRO mobile processor include:

  • First commercial processor in the industry designed to be compliant with the Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA) 1.0 specification to make programming accelerators such as the GPU far simpler, leading to greater application performance at low power consumption.
  • First ARM TrustZone capable commercial performance APU with a dedicated AMD Secure Processor. ARM TrustZone runs on top of the hardware enabling sensitive tasks to run on the AMD Secure Processor — in the “secure world” — while other tasks are run in “standard operation.”
  • First commercial performance APU with a true System-on-Chip (SoC) design to provide substantial gains in CPU, graphics and multimedia performance.
  • First commercial processor with High-Efficiency Video Compression (HEVC) decoder capability for mainstream notebooks to stream HD and Ultra HD content.

“As the industry embraces changes to the workforce, work styles and workplaces, AMD is a critical technology partner for us in developing solutions that can power the modern business,” said Alex Cho, vice president and general manager, commercial PCs, printing and personal systems group, HP. “AMD PRO on HP devices gives customers a new commercial-grade processor with the performance to support the changing needs of their business, and we are excited to exclusively offer this processor on our newest line of Elite PCs.”

The AMD PRO A-Series mobile processors are currently offered on HP EliteBook 705 series, including HP EliteBook 725, 745 and 755 series.

AMD PRO Desktop Processors
The AMD PRO A-Series desktop processors are an aggressive price ranged with enhanced performance, socket compatibility for easy upgrades and an opportunity for richer configurations. This desktop AMD PRO processors are good solution for today’s graphics-intensive workloads by including AMD Radeon graphics providing support for AMD Quick Stream PRO, the new AMD PRO desktop processors virtually eliminate the lag in latency-sensitive applications like VoIP and streaming video. With AMD Quick Stream PRO which uses built-in intelligence to identify and allot more bandwidth for businesses’ highest priority applications.

“Delivering a no-compromise IT deployment experience has always been a top priority for us at Lenovo,” said Jun Ouyang, vice president and general manager, desktop & visuals business unit, Lenovo. “By collaborating with AMD, our built-with-purpose ThinkCentre desktops are better equipped to deliver great value without sacrificing performance or manageability.”

The AMD PRO A-Series desktop processors are currently offered on Lenovo M79 Tower, HP EliteDesk 705 Micro Tower PCs and Small Form Factor PCs from both HP and Lenovo.

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