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AMD's Zen CPUs will be released in early 2017 for desktop platforms

AMD's Zen CPUs will be released in early 2017 for desktop platforms

AMD's Zen CPUs will be released in early 2017 for desktop platforms

AMD's Zen CPUs will be released in early 2017 for desktop platforms

AMD has confirmed that the will be launching their "Summit Ridge" series of Zen based CPUs in Q1 2017, launching first on desktop with a planned release for servers in Q2.  
 
Dr Lisa Su, AMD's CEO expects demand for their Zen CPUs to be greater than typical seasonal demand, with Zen's competitive performance giving AMD a true position in the high-end desktop market, something that AMD has not had for several years. AMD does not currently offer any "high-end" desktop products to compete with Intel's X99 series CPUs, but AMD has already shown that their CPUs can compete with Intel's Broadwell-e CPUs when running at similar clock speeds.
  
     
You know, I would expect that there will be a relatively good initial demand for Summit Ridge that may be you know, not quite at the seasonal patterns. From where we see, Summit Ridge is playing in a space in the high-end desktop that we currently aren’t offering a product. So we believe we’ll be competitive certainly with Core I5 as well as Core I7 and we will be launching in those areas.

  

Right now Zen is expected to be launched at CES 2017, alongside their new AM4 X370 series motherboards, which will support overclocking and modern features like PCIe 3.0, USB 3.1 and M.2 storage support.  

AMD's Zen CPUs are expected to hit the server market in Q2 2017, with AMD being expected to launch CPUs with core counts as high as 32, giving end users 64 total addressable threads. 

 

     In server, our Zen based high performance processor remains on track for introduction in the first half of 2017. We successfully passed several silicon & platform technical milestones in the quarter and have secured multiple new design wins across OEM enterprise and cloud providers.

 

AMD's Zen CPUs will be released in early 2017 for desktop platforms

 

Right now it is unknown exactly how AMD's "Summit Ridge" Zen CPUs will be priced, but with performance that is similar to Intel's $1000 i7 6900K on the high end and i5/i7 grade levels of IPC they are expected to be much more expensive than AMD's current CPU offerings. 

 

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26-10-2016, 07:31:30

Kushiro
As long as it doesnt cost a similar amount of dough for similar speed compared to into its fine. Better to just work up to it.Quote

26-10-2016, 11:29:44

Daiyus
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Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
As long as it doesnt cost a similar amount of dough for similar speed compared to into its fine. Better to just work up to it.
I can't imagine AMD retailing a CPU that has the same performance as an Intel one at much less than the Intel one. If I could buy an AMD 4 core 8 thread CPU that benchmarks the same as my Xeon E3-1231 v3 for around the same price I'd be pretty damn pleased. I don't see why AMD has to be significantly cheaper to be competitive, just slightly cheaper (say 5%) than the equivalent Intel offering would be more than enough.Quote

26-10-2016, 12:29:08

Tolemac
Interesting times ahead it seemsQuote

26-10-2016, 13:15:33

NeverBackDown
Just want to know pricing TBHQuote

26-10-2016, 17:49:05

Kushiro
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Originally Posted by Daiyus View Post
I can't imagine AMD retailing a CPU that has the same performance as an Intel one at much less than the Intel one. If I could buy an AMD 4 core 8 thread CPU that benchmarks the same as my Xeon E3-1231 v3 for around the same price I'd be pretty damn pleased. I don't see why AMD has to be significantly cheaper to be competitive, just slightly cheaper (say 5%) than the equivalent Intel offering would be more than enough.
Dont recall stating that need to be significantly cheaper, at least read what you quote.

If a buyer has to chooses between either a hypothetical i9 9999k and an AMD CPU that performs the same and costs the same if not maybe a few $ (or w/e) less, lets say $400 for the Intel and $390 or so for the AMD. What do you think they will choose?

If it was something like 350-380, that would provide more incentive. Of couse then there is brand image etc etc, so there is no convincing some (or at least difficulty).

AMD arent magically going to be on par with Intel no matter how you Dice it. They have been at it for much longer and have much more experience as well as a more advanced process etc. Intel may have been dragging their feed with on the CPU side lately in favour of better iGPU performance, however thats not going to make roughly 4 years worth of R&D dissapear. Even when Intel shifted focus, their budget was much higher than AMDs (albeit Money and talent isnt going to scale 100%..).Quote
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