Two scoops of Ryzen, eat on the go or at your desk

Subject: General Tech, Processors | May 15, 2018 - 01:49 PM |
Tagged: ryzen pro, amd, APU, ryzen 7 pro 2700u, Ryzen 5 Pro 2500U, Ryzen 3 Pro 2300U, Ryzen 5 Pro 2400G, Ryzen 5 Pro 2400GE, Ryzen 3 Pro 2200G

AMD have extended both their processor lineup as well as their names, by sticking Pro into the already verbose Ryzen 2 series, and added another letter to pay attention to as well.   The 2xxxU series are mobile APUs which you won't see running around in the wild, the 2xxxG desktop series you certainly will, however there is also an E you need to pay attention to. 

The Ryzen 5 Pro 2400G is a 65W part which will offer four multi-threaded cores topping out at 3.9GHz, with 11 Vega CUs and ships with the Wraith Stealth cooler. The Ryzen 5 Pro 2400GE is almost as similar as the name but tops out at 3.8GHz, also has 11 Vega CUs and sports an impressive TDP of 35W, which may be part of the reason why it doesn't ship with a cooler. 

The series looks to offer a great choice for someone building a machine without a GPU installed, whether they intend to add one at a later time or not.  The naming conventions being used by Intel and AMD are getting far too easy to confuse already, without adding possible confusion within single product lines.  Let's hope this does not continue for too long.  The Inquirer lists all the models, mobile and desktop, on this page.

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"Alongside the usual specs, the chips all have the built-in security and onboard encryption features of the Ryzen Pro CPUs, designed to make them appeal for commercial and enterprise use."

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May 15, 2018 | 03:07 PM - Posted by ThemsFerProfessionalsMostly (not verified)

The Ryzen Pro versions are getting more of the Transparent Memory Encryption and Syatem Management features that the consumer Ryzen chips lack. If you get a Business laptop or Mini-desktop with the Ryzen Pro SKUs inside then you will also get a 3 year warranty and longer product support. Also the Ryzen Pro Parts remain in production longer(2+ years) than the consumer parts that are retired quickly once the next generation arrives. So if you are a Business that purchases a large number of desktop PCs/Laptops to use for 5+ years there is that longer term availability of Ryzen Pro parts assured so replacement parts inventories do not dry up.

I get the Business Branded laptops because they also come with the Pro versions of windows and they have better build quality and 3 year warrenties that the regular consumer versions lack.

Intel is much more confusing but at least AMD sticks Pro on its business oriented Radeon SKUs and uses that G(65W) or GE(35W) naming. So for Intel you have to look up the part while with AMD all you need to have are some simple notes.

My current HP probook ships with a socketed CPU, so some Business Laptops are more upgradable and repairable than consumer laptops.

Pro Or Not I'd love to see ASUS create gaming laptops with the Desktop AMD Ryzen 5 2400G with Radeon Vega 11 Graphics at 35 or 65 watts like they did with the Ryzen 7 1700(65W) in a laptop form factor.

May 15, 2018 | 05:20 PM - Posted by Prodeous

Wonder if the GE APUs support cTDP option like the larger bretherin.

The standard G APU's have 65W stock with cTDP down to 45W.

I'm happy with my 2200g, perfect NAS build (for my needs). But again would love to save that extra 20W. Unfortunately Gigabyte is not supporting cTDP feature.

Wonder how many (if any) motherboard makers support the cTDP?

May 15, 2018 | 05:35 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

The G does, cTDP 46-65W, the GE does not as it is already designed for energy efficiency. 

May 16, 2018 | 05:01 AM - Posted by Prodeous@Work (not verified)

Yup, the G series does, questions is does it actually work? Did anyone at PCPer test this?

I have the 2200g but the Gigabyte board I got does not have this BIOS function.

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