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Under Pressure From AMD, Intel Reveals 10th Gen Intel Core vPro For Business

Intel has unveiled its new 10th Gen Intel Core vPro mobile processors, designed to power the next generation of business PCs and laptops, one-upping AMD’s newly released Ryzen Pro 4000 series.

“Built for business, the Intel vPro platform is a comprehensive PC foundation for performance, hardware-enhanced security, manageability and stability,” said Stephanie Hallford, Intel Vice-President of the Client Computing Group and General Manager of Business Client Platforms.

These chips are equipped with Intel Optane memory H10 with Solid State Storage, delivering drive performance that is 81% faster than standard SSD. In addition, the efficient power usage helps to improve battery life for greater productivity out and about.

This new line of processors promise up to 40% better overall application performance and 36% better office productivity compared to a 3-year-old laptop. They can also analyse and visualise data up to 44% faster than a five-year-old desktop computer.

The Intel Core vPro chips have integrated Wi-Fi 6 technology, facilitating the best possible connectivity, which is more important as people work remotely and use video-conferencing technology.  “We’re excited for customers to experience the more reliable connections, faster downloads and improved application performance of the new 10th Gen Intel Core vPro processors and Cisco’s latest Wi-Fi 6 certified access points,” said Matt MacPherson, Wireless CTO at Cisco.

As a result, the chips enable Gigabit speeds that are three times faster than previous models.

Given that 10th Gen Intel Core vPro is targeted at the business market, the chips also add hardware-enhanced security features. Intel Hardware Shield offers advanced threat protection features that can perform active memory scanning to help improve the detection of advanced threats while reducing false positives and minimising performance impact.

They also allow for powerful and secure remote management of devices over the cloud with Intel Active Management Technology.

The new 10th Gen Intel Core vPro Platform incorporates chipsets, management-optimised networking, high-end memory and I/O components designed to improve business productivity.

By comparison, the AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 series mobile processors, released last week, promise up to 37% better overall performance in Microsoft Office applications and two times the performance per watt over the previous generation.

As part of this launch, AMD now offers business solutions, allowing customers to choose options based on mobility, performance, manageability and security requirements.

“With more than 90% of office employees working from home today, simple and secure PC experiences that enable collaboration and productivity are more critical than ever,” said Andy Rhodes, global head, commercial PCs, personal systems, HP Inc. “HP is proud to offer a comprehensive AMD portfolio with powerful performance, flexible functionality and enterprise-grade security to business users everywhere.”

Just yesterday AMD expanded its professional offerings further with the AMD Radeon Pro VII Workstation Graphics Card and AMD Radeon Pro software updates.

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