Laptops with AMD hardware receive an additional level of protection thanks to a new security chip from Microsoft.
Microsoft Pluton was first introduced in November 2021 and is intended to provide Windows PCs with Xbox-level security and physical protection from attacks. As an extension of Microsoft’s Trusted Platform Module program, the hardware has to be built in, which is why we are only now seeing the benefits.
The rollout has now begun, starting with the new AMD Ryzen 6000 series, which was presented at CES 2022.
AMD Security Boost
Microsoft partnered with Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm to develop Pluton to jointly support future PC security.
“Our vision for the future of Windows PCs is security at its core, built into the CPU, with hardware and software tightly integrated into a unified approach designed to eliminate entire attack vectors,” said Microsoft.
Security has often proven to be a weakness with Windows PCs, largely because of its sheer popularity. Mac and …