Yesterday, AMD announced its new Ryzen PRO family of processors, which feature the multi-core performance muscle of the Zen microarchitecture along with built-in security features. AMD has already begun shipping the new processors to its OEM partners, and one of the first to deploy Ryzen PRO will be Hewlett-Packard via its EliteDesk 705 G3 workstation family.
HP is making it easy to choose a system that fits your performance (and budgetary) needs by offering the full lineup of Ryzen PRO processors ranging from the lowly Ryzen 3 PRO 1200 on up to the incredibly potent Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X, which features 8 cores and 16 threads with base and boost clocks of 3.4GHz and 3.8GHz respectively.
If Ryzen PRO is simply overkill for your business’ needs, HP also makes available AMD PRO A6, A8, A10 and A12 processor that feature integrated Radeon R7 graphics (Radeon R5 on the AMD PRO A6).
Given that these EliteDesk 705 G3 systems are designed for mission-critical workstation duty, they have endured 120,000 hours of cumulative stress testing to provide 18 months of platform stability and comply with MIL-STD 810G standards. In addition, HP’s systems come backed with Sure Start with Runtime Intrusion Detection to automatically defend against attacks on the system BIOS.
The EliteDesk 705 G3 systems have been designed to make expansion and serviceability easy, as you’ll find six USB ports (two of which are USB 3.1) on the back along with for front-facing ports (one of which supports fast charging). A tool-less chassis design makes it a cinch to get in and out of the machine to upgrade components and access the plentiful storage bays.
On the hardware front, you can choose SSDs ranging in size from 128GB up to 512GB (HP Turbo Drive G2) or hard drives up to 2TB in size (spinning at 7200 RPM). Besides the integrated Radeon graphics on the AMD PRO processors, there is also the option for NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 (2GB), Quadro NVS 310 (1GB), Radeon R9 350 (2 GB), Radeon RX 460 (2 GB) or Radeon RX 480 (4 GB) discrete cards. Up to 64GB of DDR4-2133 memory is supported via four DIMM slots, and you’ll find both Broadcom NetXtreme GbE Plus and Intel 7265 Dual Band Wireless 802.11ac network solutions onboard.
The HP EliteDesk 705 G3 series is available in either Microtower of Small Form Factor designs with prices starting at $749 for the Ryzen PRO versions. Systems will be available starting next month.