Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Jun 2017 08:16 UTC
AMD

This morning AMD is introducing their Ryzen PRO processors for business and commercial desktop PCs. The new lineup of CPUs includes the Ryzen 3 PRO, Ryzen 5 PRO and Ryzen 7 PRO families with four, six, or eight cores running at various frequencies. A superset to the standard Ryzen chips, the PRO chips have the same feature set as other Ryzen devices, but also offer enhanced security, 24 months availability, a longer warranty and promise to feature better chip quality.

I guess it makes sense from a marketing perspective, but I'm not a fan of segmentation like this - it just makes an already complicated market even more complicated.

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RE: Comment by kurkosdr
by Adurbe on Fri 30th Jun 2017 10:02 UTC in reply to "Comment by kurkosdr"
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These chips effectively have extended warrenty/support contracts on their "PRO" chips. There is also a guarentee that chip will be made for at least 2 years.

Often how the extended warrenty is acheived is not to allow overclocking.

This is where you must chose what you value. Is a slower ship that will last longer more important to you or one that is overclockable?

I can guarentee you Dell will want to know they would have a supply of the same chip for the life of the model. Especially in buisness models, they want those things stable as any issues cost them in support call outs

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