Today, AMD announced global availability of the first x86 7nm commercial notebook processors, the AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Series Mobile family, delivering the most cores and threads in an ultrathin business notebook.
These new processors are optimized for remote work capabilities featuring multi-threading performance. Enterprise designs from HP and Lenovo powered by AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Series Mobile Processors are expected to be available worldwide starting in the first half of 2020.
The new AMD processors have up to eight of the latest Zen 2 cores, up to Vega 7 compute graphics, and are built on the latest TSMC 7nm process node technology.
For the new hardware, AMD will be launching three Ryzen Pro 4000 series processors. These include a Ryzen 7 Pro, a Ryzen 5 Pro, and a Ryzen 3 Pro, all aimed at mobile devices with a TDP of 15 W.
|TDP||BOOST /BASE FREQ||GPU CORES||L2 / L3 CACHE (MB)|
|AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 4750U||8/16||15W||Up to 4.1 / 1.7 GHz||7||12|
|AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 4650U||6/12||15W||Up to 4.0 / 2.1 GHz||6||11|
|AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 4450U||4/8||15W||Up to 3.7 / 2.5 GHz||5||6|
AMD says that the Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U is the fastest business processor for ultra-thin business notebooks, with up to 8 cores and 16 threads and up to 33% better multi-threaded performance compared to the competition -- Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U Reference Platform vs. i7-10710U (Dell XPS 13) on 3DMark.
The AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U also delivers up to 37% better overall performance in Microsoft Office applications over the previous generation (Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U Reference Platform vs. Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U in the PCMark 10 App Overall Score benchmark test).
AMD also claims that the new AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U delivers up to 2X performance per watt over the previous generation and it is designed to deliver up to 20+ hours of battery life on a premium platform.
AMD PRO Technologies
The AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Series Mobile Processors help protect data, simplify management and provide reliability with PRO-exclusive features, including:
- AMD PRO security: Multi-layered approach embedding defenses at every level, from silicon through operating system and system level security features. AMD Memory Guard, exclusive to AMD Ryzen PRO processors, helps enable data and identity protection.
- AMD PRO manageability: Enabling a full manageability feature set for simplified deployment, imaging and management that is compatible with modern IT infrastructures. AMD Ryzen PRO processors offer full support for Microsoft Endpoint Manager to deliver a flexible and integrated cloud management solution.
- AMD PRO business ready: Enterprise-grade computing solution designed for quality and reliability, in addition to platform longevity. AMD Ryzen PRO processors feature 18-months of planned software stability and 24-months of planned availability.
For small- and medium-sized businesses, AMD Ryzen 4000 U-Series Mobile Processors deliverperformance and security features in commercial notebook designs.
With this flexibility, HP expanded its offerings for growing businesses and remote workers with the HP ProBook 445 G7 and HP ProBook 455 G7 laptops powered by AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors, in addition to the HP ProBook x360 435 G7, a business convertible laptop unveiled earlier this year.
For large businesses requiring enterprise-grade manageability and business solutions, AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Series Mobile Processors offer productivity and PRO exclusive security and manageability features. Lenovo is updating the latest ThinkPad portfolio powered by AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Series Mobile Processors.
The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 and E15 series of notebooks are now available with up to an including an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U APU. Also announced are AMD's ThinkPad T14, T14s, L14, L15, and smaller X13 models all featuring the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 PRO series processors.
Similar in design to the previous E14 and E15 series, the new Lenovo ThinkPad E series will be available with Ryzen 4000 Mobile. Lenovo says that it has an improved screen to body ratio of 85%, although it doesn't provide the metric which this is measured against.
The Lenovo ThinkPad series is is available with an eight-core AMD Ryzen 7 4700U APU without SMT and has seven Radeon graphics cores to power the display. Lenovo has added a touch fingerprint reader and an optional IR camera powered by Mirametrix. This combined with its Glance software which is integrated within adds an extra element of security which respond to a users presence and can automatically lock the laptop when users step away.
Lenovo has also announced new ThinkPad T, X, and L series models powered by AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 series processors. The Lenovo ThinkPad 14 Gen 1 includes a projected 16-hour battery life and a thin lightweight frame of 17.9 mm and 1.46 Kg, with an even bigger 20-hour battery life on its uprated T14s model. The ThinkPad T14s has a slimmer profile at 16.1 mm thick, with a weight starting at 1.27 Kg. The smaller ThinkPad X13 model has a claimed battery life of up to 17.5 hours, with a thickness of 16.9 mm and a weight on an upward curve starting at just 1.28 Kg.
The new Lenovo ThinkPad stack includes the L14 and L15 models which are the largest in size with a thickness of 20.4 mm on the L14, whereas the L15 is slightly chunkier with a thickness of 21 mm. The ThinkPad L14 will have a weight starting at 1.61 Kg, while the L15 will weigh upwards of 1.98 Kg. Both include a projected battery life of up to 14-hours.
These new models will be available from June, with prices starting at $849 for the T14, $1029 for the T14s, and $849 for the X13 series. Also available from June will be the L14 and L15 series of ThinkPad models which will both start at $649.
As for the Lenovo ThinkPad E14 and E15 series, both will be available from June and come with a price tag starting at $639.