After the well-received launch of the previously launched processors by AMD back in April of this year. They are taking the same approach as they did with the first generation Ryzen processors. AMD is getting ready to launch the “Pro version” for the second generation Ryzen processors which will be based on the same 12nm Zen+ architecture that AMD used for the second generation Ryzen.
The highest tier “Pro” version processor is going to be the “Ryzen Pro 2700X” followed by the “Ryzen Pro 2700” which will be 8 core and 16 threaded chips along with the “Ryzen Pro 2600” having 6 cores and 12 threads. With the Pro lineup they are also bringing out a new dual-core hyperthreaded processor which is the “Athlon Pro 200GE”.
The “Pro” series processors by AMD are aimed at advanced application work such as professional workstations, enterprise users and, the public sector. It is extremely useful in multi-work processes which takes full advantage of all its logical cores and also provides a faster response rate. The “Pro” Ryzen processors will also come with the AMD GuardMI security technology.
The “Ryzen Pro 2700X” will have a base clock of 3.6 GHz and would boost up to 4.1GHz at stock, which is considerably lower than the base clock (3.7GHz) and boost clock (4.3GHz) of the desktop Ryzen 2700X but it has a lower TDP of 95W as compared to 105W of the Ryzen 2700X making it more power efficient.
As for the “Ryzen Pro 2700”, it will feature a base clock of 3.2GHz and will boost up to 4.1GHz aswell at stock speeds with the TDP of 65W. And the lowest tier “Ryzen Pro 2600” will feature a base clock of 3.4GHz, and will boost to a max of 3.9GHz at stock, with the same TDP of 65W like the “Ryzen Pro 2700”
In terms of performance comparison based on benchmarks the “Ryzen Pro 2700X” had a 24% higher score than the Core i7-8700 on Cinebench R15 scores, and the “Ryzen Pro 2600” had a 28% higher score than the Core i5-8600.
AMD will also release the new “Athlon 200GE” processor which will be a dual core multithreaded chip based on the Raven Ridge architecture having onboard Vega 3 graphics. It will have a maximum clock speed of 3.2GHz, along with 1MB L2 Cache and a 35W TDP making it ideal for office and light work environment.
In terms of performance the “Athlon Pro 200GE” is 3% slower than the Intel Pentium G4560, but the scores from PCMark10 and 3DMark11 are 19% and 67% higher than the Pentium G4560 respectively.
The name might be deceiving, but the Pro lineup doesn’t give any performance boosts, rather the PRO 2700X is slight underclocked than the normal series for lower TDP usage. These processors are meant for professional use, where they might be left running for a lot of time. As all the information is from leaked slides, confirmed pricing and release dates aren’t known yet.