AMD HAS ANNOUNCED its "most powerful" line of Pro A-Series mobile and desktop processors, formerly codenamed Carrizo Pro and Godavari Pro.
In a bid to deliver "exceptional value and performance for today's challenging workloads", the new line up of Pro A-Series chips are touted to offer enhanced performance and reliability for enterprises running Windows 10 on devices in the future.
"The innovative architecture of new AMD Pro processors delivers compelling performance to stay ahead of the evolving demands of business today," said AMD's SVP and GM of computing and graphics, Jim Anderson.
"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."
AMD's new Pro line-up comes in two flavours: mobile and desktop. The mobile processors feature "a breakthrough APU architecture" with long battery life. They have been engineered for an on-the-go, unplugged workforce with mobile-ready features and built-in security, AMD said.
The Pro A12 processor is the fastest of the bunch, and is said to be the "fastest notebook processor" with 3.4GHz CPU max frequency. It's also the only AMD Pro mobile processor with Radeon R7 graphics, up to 800MHz GPU max clock and 512 graphics compute cores.
The Pro A12 is the first commercial processor in the industry designed to be compliant with the Heterogeneous Systems Architecture 1.0 specification to make programming accelerators such as the GPU simpler, leading to greater application performance at low power consumption.
The AMD Pro A-Series mobile processors are available from today via online resellers powering the HP EliteBook 705 series, including the 725, 745 and 755 models.
The Pro A-Series desktop processors aren't quite as exciting, but are said to offer "an aggressive price with enhanced performance" alongside socket compatibility for easy upgrades.
"With 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," AMD claimed. "AMD Quick Stream houses built-in intelligence to identify and allot more bandwidth for businesses' highest priority applications."
The Pro A-Series desktop processors are available today through online resellers in the Lenovo M79 Tower, HP EliteDesk 705 Micro Tower and small form factor PCs from HP and Lenovo.
The Pro launch follows AMD's recent release of the Radeon R9 Nano graphics card, a 6in card aimed at powering 4K gaming and virtual reality.
AMD's new GPU takes many of the features from the Radeon Fury X series, previously codenamed Fiji, which is the firm's flagship family of GPUs. In the same vein, the R9 Nano brings what AMD calls the "highest ever GPU memory bandwidth" in the form of high-bandwidth memory technology which is integrated on-chip. µ
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