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AMD CEO Lisa SU shows Zen at Computex 2016

by on01 June 2016

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AMD has just announced its upcoming Zen x86 core that delivers 40 percent more IPC from the current generation.
Company CEO Lisa Su pointed out that Summit Ridge is the new core codename, and that Zen is alive, on track and the introduction video played was rendered on a Zen processor.

amd summit ridge slide computex 2016

Lisa confirmed that samples to priority customers will be available in a few weeks, while the chip will more widely sample in the next few weeks.

There will be more Zen parts with high performance graphics and HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) to come later. The Zen core will scale across desktop, low-power, notebook, server and embedded markets.

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AMD CEO Lisa Su shows the company's upcoming Zen Summit Ridge x86 CPU on stage during the Computex 2016 keynote

After Bristol Ridge, the company's 7th-generation APU, comes the Zen version with probably better graphics. These chips will offer next-generation, higher performance graphics for sure.

Zen will scale from desktop, to low power, to notebook, server and embedded and AMD will talk about it more in the next few months, when they get closer to launch.

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