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Microsoft and AMD are bringing Xbox-like security processors to PCs

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AMD announced today that it is launching new Ryzen 6000 laptop processors that are the company’s first to include Microsoft’s Pluton security processor which brings Xbox-like security from Xbox to Windows PCs that will deliver secure hardware and cryptographic keys.

Microsoft’s Pluton is designed to block new and emerging attack vectors that are used to compromise PCs. Based on Microsoft’s Xbox that features physical protections, AMD whose chips power both the Xbox Series X and Series S is bringing similar protections to Windows PCs.

“Ryzen 6000 series will be the first PC processors that integrate the Microsoft Pluton security processor,” announced AMD CEO Lisa Su during the CES 2022 press conference today. “Our co-development work with Microsoft eliminates entire attack vectors on notebooks, better protecting critical data like system credentials, user identities, encryption keys, and personal information.”

Microsoft’s Pluton will be included in AMD’s new Ryzen 6000 series processors in a myriad of laptops PCs and is promising up to 69 percent faster video editing, more than double the 3D rendering performance and double the 1080p gaming performance with the new Ryzen 6000 series chips.

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