PIXEL POLISHER AMD has unveiled the HP EliteDesk 750 G3, the first PC line-up powered by the company's 7th-generation Bristol Ridge Pro APU chips.
The Pro APU is a CPU and GPU on a single chip designed for the kind of demanding business applications likely to be run by users of HP's EliteDesk 705 G3 desktops.
"We're delighted to offer 7th-generation AMD Pro processors in our new HP EliteDesk 705 G3 desktop series," said Guayente Sanmartin, VP of product management for commercial desktops at HP.
"We are delivering more performance, security and flexibility to give our enterprise customers peace of mind that allows them to focus on their business, not on IT complexity."
The Pro APU uses AMD's Secure Processor technology to boost data security. This contains an "independent hardware-based root of trust for secure boot, content protection and application security", and supports Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0.
AMD claimed that it delivers 14 per cent higher compute and 22 per cent higher graphics performance than the previous generation. It has open standards and CPU-agnostic DASH (desktop and mobile architecture for system hardware) manageability for easy integration and system management.
The HP EliteDesk 705 G3 series also includes HP's Sure Start BIOS and policy protections and TPM 2.0 data security.
The system comes in small form factor and mini form factor, delivering what HP described as "impressive value with uncompromising performance, security and manageability for an enterprise-class experience".
AMD said that Lenovo is also using the Pro APU chips, and that more devices will arrive soon. µ
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