AMD has officially applied for certification for its Summit Ridge AM4 SOCs and Ryzen 7/5/3 series so they can comply with USB 3.1 Gen1 standard. The request, as pointed out by the folks over at VideoCardz, draws attention to one previously unexplored aspect: the Ryzen PRO series.
In fact, this happens to be the first credible proof that AMD is prepping Ryzen 7 Pro 1700, Ryzen 5 Pro 1600, Ryzen 5 Pro 1400, and Ryzen 3 Pro 1200 chips. Not much is known about these forthcoming chips at this juncture, but we reckon it would be safe to assume that they will be geared toward catering to the requirements of business/enterprise users. If so, then it is possible that none of these chips will come with overclocking support and they could be more affordable too.
Who knows, they could come with lower clock speeds too. Although AMD is still tight-lipped about the existence of the Ryzen 7/5/3 Pro processors, we expect to hear about these new products real soon.
On a related note, AMD is expected to officially launch its Ryzen 5 mainstream CPUs about a week later on April 11, 2017. While the official embargo on Ryzen 5 is expected to stay for another week, there have been reports that select few retailers have already made Ryzen 5 available three weeks prior to its official launch.
In another new development, the Ryzen 5 1400 CPU was recently tested at stock and overclocked speeds. Here are the performance number for Cinebench and other tests.