Zen and Vega on a dual-core APU
AMD has decided to keep the Athlon brand alive and has launched the Athlon 200GE, an entry-level APU with two Zen-cores with SMT-enabled, as well as Vega graphics with 3CUs, all at $55.
Updated: Could be perfect for a living room PC
AMD has announced a new semi-custom SoC at ChinaJoy, based on Zen CPU cores and Vega graphics, which was created for ??? Subor company and its new console/PC, expected to launch in late-August.
At least according to Charlie Demerjian
SemiAccurate’s Charlie Demerjian claims that Sony’s PlayStation 5 hardware will feature an APU composed of customised 8-Core Zen CPU and a Navi-based GPU.
AMD will keep AM4 and TR4 sockets
A fresh leak of AMD's CPU roadmap has leaked online confirming some of the previous rumors and codenames as well as giving a glimpse of new HEDT, CPU and APU codenames that will come in 2020.
Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U chips
AMD has now made its Mobile Ryzen platform official, matching its Zen CPU architecture with Vega GPU architecture on a single die. The Mobile Ryzen lineup will start with two SKUs, Ryzen 7 2700U and the Ryzen 5 2500U, coming to notebooks and possibly other similar devices during the holiday season.
12nm after 2018 and 7nm for 2019
It looks like it will be 12nm for RyZen's successor in early 2018 and in 2019 AMD is planning Zen's 2 core 7nm based Matisse follow up
Mark Papermaster confirms
One thing that you need to think about after the launch of the Zen and EPYC is that the company's CTO is claiming that Zen 2 will continue as a success story.
Will take some time
Fudzilla has already mentioned Jim Keller, the hardware engineer that was one of the key people for finishing what was considered to be the overambitious AMD Zen CPU project. Keller now works for Tesla, and our well-informed friends confirmed that he is building a self-driving platform for the company.
K12 ARM future unconfirmed
We're not sure if many people caught the fact that in last week's financial analyst update, AMD didn’t mention anything about the K12 and future ARM server products. We reached out and asked it for a comment.