AMD introduced its first enterprise-focused mobile processor in Mexico City, Mexico, along the launch HP, at HP EliteBook 705 G3, the first commercial laptop to debut with AMD silicon.
The most important thing about the EliteBook 705 G3 is a slim design. HP claims that the laptop is the world’s thinnest and lightest commercial Ultrabook, pushing even more premium price EliteBook Folio HP 1020 G1, a laptop that comes with a first-generation processor core M Intel. Unlike the main M, the AMD A12 Pro at the highest configuration EliteBook 705 G3-still uses a fan and you still see the vents on the plastic chassis of the notebook.
25W processor is more powerful than 15W architecture of Intel, on the core M, and it delivers more performance at a more affordable price. Processor AMD A12 GPU is a quad-core processor with 8 integrated graphics core, which makes it a 12-core design.
AMD A12 Pro architecture
About APU AMD A12 has the fastest processor speed of any laptop, coming in at 3.4 GHz. AMD says that the benchmarks show that the APU exceeds the existing Core i5 mobile processors with Intel, so it should be easy to beat a more conservative power Intel Core M processor. We’ll have to wait as the criterion against A12 Pro Skylake based on the second generation of the Intel Core M.
With eight cores GPU, AMD claims that graphics performance is at or above the 2000 series FirePro graphics. This means that you get a discrete-class graphics integrated development, according to Vladimir Rozanovich, corporate vice president of AMD.
Despite packing in such capacity, the A12 Pro still provides all-day battery life, which means, for eight hours on a single charge, said Rozanovich. AMD says that at the beginning of the test on the EliteBook A12 Pro G3 705 indicates that the processor can deliver more than nine hours of battery life.
In terms of raw performance tests, A12 Pro provides 31% faster graphics, 19% higher performance processor and multi-threaded 18% more performance. In addition, there is also a Secure Processor AMD, which is based on ARM TrustZone, a hardware root of trust for applications.
Despite announces Lenovo as a launch partner for A12 Pro, AMD says that its newest processor will be the exclusive HP.
exclusive period stipulated in the contract, Rozanovich revealed, but we expect to see HP as the sole supplier A12 Pro, at least six months, given the robust portfolio of HP. AMD shows that the historical commitment to HP’s AMD, its large portfolio of mobile and loyalty of commercial space makes it a natural partner.
For corporate users, AMD guarantees a 24-month period for the longevity of its Pro-class processors, as well as 18-month longevity.
With integrated graphics workstation
When I asked AMD about positioning A12 Pro as a mobile product station, given its powerful graphics Radeon R7, Rozanovich said it would be a natural development, and that HP, of course, can re-purpose existing products and re-classify them as mobile workstations.
Simply put, it seems that the branding, and if the HP decides to go this route, AMD processors will get its ISV certification. ISV Certification allows IT administrators to confidently choose a product knowing that it has been thoroughly tested to deliver consistent performance with popular names such as Adobe Creative Suite.
Rozanovich revealed that the company is not afraid that the more powerful A-series chips, as the A12 Pro, will devour at discrete business FirePro AMD. It would only add to the interest for discrete graphics, he said.
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