AMD and Microsoft introduce the new processors especially made for Windows AI PCs

The new processors will be shipped with the upcoming Lenovo, and HP devices, starting with Q2 2024.

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AMD introduces the new Ryzen PRO 8040 Series mobile processors and Ryzen PRO 8000 Series desktop processors that will be used to manufacture future Windows AI PCs, Microsoft says in a blog post published earlier today.

According to the announcement, these new processors will be equipped on the upcoming desktop and laptop devices from AMD’s OEMs including Lenovo, and HP, starting with Q2 2024.

Microsoft also says the Windows AI PCs that have these new AMD processors will be faster all around and will deliver great performances in content creation, data, and analytics.

Commercial PCs equipped with new Ryzen AI-enabled processors have the potential to deliver greater performance for AI-enabled collaboration, content creation, data and analytics. With the addition of AMD PRO technologies, IT managers can simplify IT operations and complete PC deployment faster across the organization.  

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However, Windows users should be excited about the addition of Microsoft Pluton, which is integrated into the AMD Ryzen PRO processors.

For those of you who don’t know, Pluton is a newer security processor capable of protecting and safeguarding user credentials identities, personal data, and encryption keys to the cloud, aside from its standard security protocols. Some view it as superior to the existing TPM, and it will most likely replace it in the following years.

Alongside Microsoft Pluton, AMD will also include Microsoft Copilot in the new processors, allowing users to access the AI model for different tasks. This shouldn’t be a surprise, though: the future Windows AI PCs are all about AI, and Copilot has been an integral part of it for a while. Plus, the new Copilot key, unveiled earlier this year, is a testament to the rising popularity of AI technology in computing processing.

Either way, the new processors are quite capable. For instance, AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 8945HS has 8 cores, 16 threads, 24MB of cache, and Radeon 780M graphics, which make it suitable for demanding content creation workloads.

The AMD Ryzen 8000 will be released with the AMD Ryzen AI, which can be used to enhance productivity all around.

Below, you have a complete list of all the new Ryzen PRO 8040 Series mobile processors and Ryzen PRO 8000 Series desktop processors.

ModelCores/ThreadsBoost9 / Base FrequencyTotal CachecTDPRyzen AI
AMD Ryzen™ 9
PRO 8945HS
8C/16TUp to 5.2GHz/
4GHz
24MB35-54WAvailable
AMD Ryzen™ 7
PRO 8845HS
8C/16TUp to 5.1GHz/
3.8GHz
24MB35-54WAvailable
AMD Ryzen™ 7
PRO 8840HS
8C/16TUp to 5.1GHz/
3.3GHz
24MB20-28WAvailable
AMD Ryzen™ 7
PRO 8840U
8C/16TUp to 5.1GHz/
3.3GHz
24MB15-28WAvailable
AMD Ryzen™ 5
PRO 8645HS
6C/12TUp to 5.0GHz/
4.3GHz
22MB35-54WAvailable
AMD Ryzen™ 5
PRO 8640HS
6C/12TUp to 4.9GHz/
3.5GHz
22MB20-28WAvailable
AMD Ryzen™ 5
PRO 8640U
6C/12TUp to 4.9GHz/
3.5GHz
22MB15-28WAvailable
AMD Ryzen™ 5
PRO 8540U
6C/12TUp to 4.9GHz/
3.2GHz
22MB15-28WN/A
The new Ryzen PRO 8040 Series mobile processors.
ModelCores/ThreadsBoost / Base FrequencyTotal CachecTDPRyzen AI
AMD Ryzen™ 7
PRO 8700G
8C/16TUp to 5.1GHz/
4.2GHz
24MB45-65WAvailable
AMD Ryzen™ 7
PRO 8700GE
8C/16TUp to 5.1GHz/
3.65GHz
24MB35WAvailable
AMD Ryzen™ 5
PRO 8600G
6C/12TUp to 5.0GHz/
4.35GHz
22MB45-65WAvailable
AMD Ryzen™ 5
PRO 8600GE
6C/12TUp to 5.0GHz/
3.90GHz
22MB35WAvailable
AMD Ryzen™ 5
PRO 8500G
6C/12TUp to 5.0GHz/
3.55GHz
22MB45-65WN/A
AMD Ryzen™ 5
PRO 8500GE
6C/12TUp to 5.0GHz/
3.40GHz
22MB35WN/A
AMD Ryzen™ 3
PRO 8300G
4C/8TUp to 4.90GHz/
3.45GHz
12MB45-65WN/A
AMD Ryzen™ 3
PRO 8300GE
4C/8TUp to 4.90GHz/
3.50GHz
12MB35WN/A
The new Ryzen PRO 8000 Series desktop processors.

You can read Microsoft’s press release here, while AMD’s press release can be found here.

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