For the past month or so, rumors have been flying around that AMD are about to unveil something big that falls in the line of being a processor, the new Zen Processor to be exact, leaving tech pundits like myself guessing and wondering when will the AMD bring it all into existence. Well wait no longer, ladies and gentlemen I bring you Ryzen, AMD's newest flagship processor. For the past decade or so Intel has reign dominance in the processor realm. Yes, there were a few processors released by AMD that garnished some praises in the hardware community, but it was never enough to amass market appeal, when it was all said and done, its Intel or no other processor. Intel were and still to this date are leaps and bound when it comes to implementing break through technology into their processors.
With Ryzen, this could the year, 2017 that AMD instill balance in the processor universe. There is some pretty interesting features and technology in this processor that may sway consumers from Intel being the automatic first choice when shopping for a processor.
I've gather up all the information on AMD's newest CPU, now I bring you everything you need to know about Ryzen.
RYZEN ( pronounced "RISE-IN") which will be AMD's high performing option based on a 14 nanometer processor which likely will target high end systems. It will feature 8 cores ( octa_cores) 16 Threads SMT with at minimum 3.4GHz base clock, with a turbo frequencies sort of what you see going on with Intel. The processor will come outfitted with 20MB cache in total, 4MB of L2 and 16MB of L3 cache, with a 95 TDP (thermal design power). Good news for those who like to increase peak performance and speed to their processors, Ryzen will be open for overclocking.
What always separate AMD from Intel ( or vice versa) is technology. In the case of AMD, the core technology for Ryzen will be SenseMI, its broken down to five different features, and they goes and follow.
The Pure Power: having 100 sensors fully accurate to the millivolt, milliwatt, and single degree level of temperature enable optimal voltage, clock frequency, and operating mode. achieving all of this without expending a great deal of energy.
The Precision Boost: will use a smart by logic technology that will monitor integrated sensors and optimizes clock speeds within a processor in direct increments that's as small as 25MHz, up to a thousand times a second.
The Extended Frequency Range (XFR in short): this senses any added system cooling capability. The XPR core function is to raise the Precision Boost frequency to enhance system performance.
The Neural Net Prediction: is an actual artificial intelligence neural network that actually learn to predict what kind of pathway an application will take based on past runs.
Finally we have Smart Prefetch: a unique learning algorithm that tracks any software behavior to anticipate needs of any application then prep it for data.
Ryzen will still use the AM4 platform, sharing it with the previous generation Bristol Ridge and by the way remain a OEM only product for now. Motherboard support for Ryzen will be USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), NVMe SSD's, SATA Express and PCIe Gen 3. This will bold well for the PC enthusiast, the gamer.
Competition is about to heat up between these two chip giants heat,the unveiling of Ryzen by AMD may impact the market causing Intel to lower their prices, whether Intel lower their prices remains to be seen.
When can consumers get their hands on Ryzen? Well according published reports, expect AMD to release it in late January Q1.