10nm Cannon lake and price drops are the answer
AMD had a big day with its Ryzen launch which is the most important for AMD for years. Many didn’t believe it would even happen, but AMD has a product that competes with Intel’s fastest chips. Now, one might wonder what Intel is planning to counter it and we have a few ideas.
There has been much discussion about the eight cores sixteen threads Ryzen CPU and the fact that it will compete quite well against Intel's Core i7 6950 extreme edition but it looks like the Zen with eight cores with sixteen threads will get really close to the performance of the Core i7 7700K.
Kaby Lake paired up with AMD GPU
It appears that rumors regarding an Intel CPU with AMD integrated GPU are now heating up and that we might just see such CPU this year.
Ryzen in Q1 and Vega in Q2
AMD has announced its Q4 financial results reporting a revenue of US $1.11 billion and an operating loss of three million dollars, which is still way better than financial analysts expected and has once again confirmed that both Ryzen CPUs and Vega-based GPUs are on track.
Only quad- and octa-core SKUs
According to the latest rumor, AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU lineup might lack a 6-core version, due to the fact that AMD cen't partially disable the four-core Zen module.
Trying to be Zen about it
Mega x86 chip outfit Intel is predicting a pretty flat 2017 after announcing mixed results for the last quarter of 2016.
After spending four years developing Ryzen, AMD plans to keep the architecture around for at least four more.
Surfing on a non-existing car wave
It looks like AMD is on schedule to finally show all the cards about Summit Ridge, the Ryzen - Zen desktop part but we found interesting that the famous Elon Musk largely built Tesla's success on the same strategy Lisa and her team used for AMD.
Desktop, server then notebook
Summit Ridge, Ryzen is on track for Q1 2017, Naples, a server part is on track for Q2 2017 while AMD’s CEO confirmed that Raven Ridge Zen APU is on track to launch in the second half of 2017.
2H 2017 Raven Ridge for notebooks
AMD’s CEO Lisa Su said that Summit Ridge, the processor that we will know as Ryzen, will arrive in Q1 2017 and she mentioned that Naples Zen for server will appear in Q2 and Raven Ridge, Zen APU will deliver in the second half of 2017.