Question Is Intel vPro/Ryzen PRO purely hardware based ?

FlameTail

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If you take a vPro processor and normal processor, there are obviously going to be differences in the processor chip. But-


Are Intel vPro/ Ryzen PRO purely hardware based ? Or does it also include software components ( drivers etc... ) ?
 

nicalandia

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If you take a vPro processor and normal processor, there are obviously going to be differences in the processor chip. But-


Are Intel vPro/ Ryzen PRO purely hardware based ? Or does it also include software components ( drivers etc... ) ?
Hardware based, according to AMD they use additional hardware based security.
 
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The Hardware itself between a vPro/PRO SKU and a consumer part is identical. The difference is only between what is fused off or deactivated via Microcode, drivers etc.
 

nicalandia

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The Hardware itself between a vPro/PRO SKU and a consumer part is identical. The difference is only between what is fused off or deactivated via Microcode, drivers etc.
Could you "unlock" a Pro version of your own CPU? I know that for ThreadRipper the Pro are repurposed EPYC processors with a factory overclock since they have the same specs(PCi Lanes and memory channel)
 

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