AMD says Ryzen is a glorious four-year plan
Published in News
Monday, 09 January 2017 13:10

AMD says Ryzen is a glorious four-year plan


Hard launch

After spending four years developing Ryzen, AMD plans to keep the architecture around for at least four more.

How Tesla copied AMD Zen strategy
Published in Processors
Friday, 30 December 2016 12:30

How Tesla copied AMD Zen strategy


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. 

Raven Ridge Zen APU to arrive in 2H 2017
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 15 December 2016 12:34

Raven Ridge Zen APU to arrive in 2H 2017


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.

AMD confirms Naples Zen server for Q2
Published in Processors
Thursday, 15 December 2016 11:52

AMD confirms Naples Zen server for Q2


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.

AMD officially confirms Ryzen branding
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 22:50

AMD officially confirms Ryzen branding


Eight core/16-thread SKU with 3.4GHz base clock

At its scheduled New Horizon event, AMD has now officially confirmed its branding for the  Zen CPU architecture, now to be known as the Ryzen. As we said before, the only SKU announced and detailed so far is the 8-core/16-thread CPU.

AMD's Zen-based Summit Ridge CPUs to be branded as Ryzen
Published in Processors


Summit Ridge coming in Q1 2017

A set of leaked slides confirms that AMD has decided to brand its upcoming Zen-based Summit Ridge AM4 CPUs as Ryzen and these should be coming in Q1 2017.

AMD promises a Zen sneak peek on December 13
Published in News
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:04

AMD promises a Zen sneak peek on December 13


It will be streamed


While waiting for Zen is remarkably like waiting for Godot, we have just been told that AMD will be holding a sneak peek of its high-performance Zen CPU on 13 December.

Zen pricing document shows four SKUs under $500
Published in Processors


Over the past few days, more information has been revealed regarding AMD’s pricing and performance configurations for its Zen desktop processors, codenamed Summit Ridge.

ECS to showcase AMD B350 AM4 board
Published in Motherboards
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 12:22

ECS to showcase AMD B350 AM4 board


Zen based Summit Ridge? Probably not

It looks like ECS one of the motherboard partners,  plans to show off the B350 Bristol Ridge based motherboard. 

AMD Zen to come in three product tiers
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 08:41

AMD Zen to come in three product tiers


“Easily clocked” to 4.2GHz with standard air or liquid cooling


Last week, two Chinese sources revealed some details regarding the naming schemes and potential pricing of AMD’s upcoming Zen-based desktop processor lineup, codenamed “Summit Ridge”.