AMD Zen News & Update: AMD Zen Threatens Intel Server Market Monopoly


AMD is all geared up to the release of Zen in the first quarter of 2017, its latest and newest CPU release for the said year.

Currently, Intel holds the biggest marketability in microprocessor market. However, according to reports, Zen marks the end of Intel's highest long-standing marketability in the server industry as AMD plans on offering Zen in affordable price against Intel for server customers.

Aside from its price, many also consider Zen's features such as its being an open architecture, making it compatible with GPUs, FPGAs, and ASIC applications as an additional advantage of using Zen. As a result, Zen has wider marketability.

According to AMD's CEO Lisa Su, Zen is projected to bring in twice more than their previous profits and market share upon its release.

Few has been said about Zen's feature yet, but it is said to be significantly different from AMDs previous CPU releases. In fact, IDC previously noted that Zen will be the only x86-based processor along with Intel's Xeon series.

In other news, reports suggest that AMD plans on holding a preview event this December to showcase Zen CPU performance and features. According to PC World, the sneak peek event will be open for everyone free of charge and it will start at 1 p.m. PST and 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 13 at Austin Texas. Currently, signups for the live event is currently on-going.

Leaks about the event suggest that many might be overwhelmed when the quad-core version of Zen will be revealed on the day of the event. These are the four Zen-based CPUs with the top end including two eight-core chips with immediate Multi-Threading, as well as the SR5 with six cores, and a quad-core SR3.

Also, the game "New Horizon" hosted by Geoff Keighley, the man behind The Game Awards Show, will also be showing the preview of Zen.

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