AMD is expected to release Pro variants of its Ryzen 5000 laptop processors soon. A Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U and Ryzen 5 Pro 5650U have now surfaced. The CPUs have appeared on the HP website and in the UserBenchmark database.
A UserBenchmark listing, noted by a Twitter user reveals that the Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U laptop processor is believed to be based on the current Ryzen 7 5800U. The upcoming Pro variant has eight cores and sixteen threads. According to UserBenchmark, the chip has a clock speed of 1.90GHz, which is equal to the base clock of the Ryzen 7 5800U. The benchmark database does not mention the turbo frequency but states that the chip was running at an average speed of 3.65GHz.
The chip we tested was in an unannounced HP EliteBook 845 G8 laptop. The website of this manufacturer also mentioned the 5850U CPU, including more elaborate specifications. The webpage in question has since been taken offline but was previously noticed by VideoCardz. The listing shows that the Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U has a boost clock of 4.40GHz. The chip would also receive 20MB of L3 cache. This makes the specifications almost identical to the regular Ryzen 7 5800U.
HP also reported the arrival of an unannounced Ryzen 5 5650U, which is believed to have AMD’s Pro features as well. The 5650U is a hexacore CPU with a turbo frequency of 4.20GHz and 19MB L3 cache. This is also the same as the regular Ryzen 5 5600U. The CPU is probably based on the Zen 3 architecture and the CPU will receive support for SMT. HP does not mention the specifications of the integrated Vega GPUs in the upcoming laptop chips, but it is likely that they are also identical to the Ryzen 7 5800U and Ryzen 5 5600U respectively.
AMD has long released Pro variants of its Ryzen laptop processors. These models typically have similar specifications to their regular counterparts, but add support for additional security features , among other things. For example, AMD offers a Memory Guard function, which encrypts the system memory. AMD Pro CPUs also support Microsoft Endpoint Manager for cloud management and allow system administrators to more easily push updates to employees’ laptops. The chips are mainly aimed at the business market. Intel offers similar CPUs in its vPro line-up.