AMD's Zen CPUs are rumoured to be coming in February 2017

AMD's Zen CPUs are rumoured to be coming in February 2017

AMD's Zen CPUs are rumored to be coming in February 2017

AMD's Zen CPUs are rumoured to be coming in February 2017


AMD's Zen CPUs are rumoured to be coming in February 2017 with AMD's high-end AM4 X370 chipset. The new AM4 chipset will host AMD's future CPUs on both the low and high-end of their CPU lineup, replacing both AM3+ and FM2+. 

The AM4 socket has already been released to OEMs alongside AMD's 7th generation of Excavator powered APUs, which are expected to arrive in the DIY system building market later this year. 

AMD's Excavator/Bristol Ridge APUs sports some significant power reductions and large increases in GPU clock speed when compared to their older Kaveri counterparts. AMD's new AM4 motherboard platform will also bring DDR4 memory support, which will give these APUs some additional memory bandwidth for gaming as well as decreased power consumption. 

 AMD's Zen CPUs are rumored to be coming in February 2017 

AMD's AM4 socket will feature some significant upgrades when compared to AMD's older sockets, adding PCIe 3.0 support to the socket, DDR4 memory compatibility, USB 3.1 support and full NVMe storage support. 

When compared to AMD's older AM3+ socket AM4 will also feature a 70% reduction in power consumption, which will allow system integrators and DIY system builders to create much more efficient systems and reduce the thermal output of motherboards. 


 AMD's Zen CPUs are rumored to be coming in February 2017 

AMD has stated that their new 7th generation APUs on their AM4 platform provides the largest amount of memory bandwidth on any AMD powered desktop platform to date and provides significant performance improvements over their older APU designs. 

On the CPU side compared to their older Steamroller/Godavari A10-8850 their new A12-9800 scores significantly higher in Cinebench, with AMD's data showing around 20% performance improvements for their A12-9800. This is a huge gain given the fact that the A12-9800 has a lower TDP of 65W compared to the A10-8850's 95W TDP. 

This new AM4 series of motherboards is a unified platform, allowing both AMD's 7th generation APUs and upcoming Zen-powered Summit Ridge CPUs to use the same platform, simplifying development for both system integrators and motherboard manufacturers. 

AMD's AM4 platform will feature support for DDR4 memory, PCIe 3.0, USB 3.1 Gen 2 and support for NVMe and SATA Express storage devices. AMD's Excavator powered AM4 APUs will also feature full DirectX 12 support and 4K media playback with H.265 encode/decode capabilities. 


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Most Recent Comments

12-09-2016, 06:17:55

Well.. If Zen does drop in Feb that'll be my Christmas bonus spent. I really hope they don't screw this upQuote

12-09-2016, 11:01:31

The lower TDP ratings for the CPU probably comes from the fact this chipset is more power efficient which would help it's TDP rating. Although it's still impressive how they reduce 30watts from basically the same thing beforehandQuote

12-09-2016, 22:44:33

Zen is certainly looking to be a viable prospect I just hope they deliver as I don't really want to go back to intel againQuote

13-09-2016, 00:13:47

Originally Posted by RobM View Post
as I don't really want to go back to intel again
How come?...Quote

13-09-2016, 02:28:14

New sockets every two gens... New more expensive CPUs... Hardly any increase in performance, barely better performance efficiency, Bout sums it up. But for mobile chips it's even worse. Even higher prices and less performance. Think WYP mentioned a while ago a i7 mobile quad core, was as fast as an i3 desktop? Can't remember if it was him or that was the exact quote, but point is much less performance. Even AMD Apus aren't that far behind for mobileQuote

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