AMD will market their Zen CPUs as SR7, SR5 and SR3 series chips

AMD will market their Zen CPUs as SR7, SR5 and SR3 series chips

AMD will market their Zen CPUs as SR7, SR5 and SR3 series chips

AMD will market their Zen CPUs as SR7, SR5 and SR3 series chips

 
It looks like AMD is planning to use an Intel-like naming scheme for their Zen/Summit Ridge CPUs, with SR7, SR5 and SR3 series chips. This is an obvious plan on Intel's existing i3, i5 and i7 branding, with AMD's SR naming scheme being named after AMD's Summit Ridge brand name. 
 
AMD's Zen based Summit Ridge CPUs will release in early 2017 on the companies new AM4 motherboard platform, with the roadmap below showing AMD Summit Ridge CPUs selling for RMB 1500 (around $220 USD) and above. These prices are probably not final and are likely designed to showcase that AMD's Summit Ridge CPUs will be more expensive than the companies Bristol Ridge APUs. 

  

AMD will market their Zen CPUs as SR7, SR5 and SR3 series chips

 

AMD's Zen-Based Summit Ridge CPUs and Bristol Ridge APUs will both be compatible with AMD's AM4 motherboard platform, giving lower end users plenty of upgrade room, which is great for low-end PC builders. 

Next year it is likely that an AMD user could build an AM4 system with a low-end APU and later upgrade to AMD's Zen/Summit Ridge flagship later down the line, making AM4 a very scalable motherboard platform. 

  
AMD will market their Zen CPUs as SR7, SR5 and SR3 series chips

 

At this time it is rumoured that AMD's high-end Zen CPUs will have a TDP of up to 95W, which is the lower as Intel's current generation of X99 i7 CPUs. Hopefully, this will make AMD's Zen CPUs will be highly competitive with Intel in terms of performance-per-watt, though this cannot be confirmed until Zen is tested and reviewed independently.   

Right now most aspects of AMD's Zen CPUs are still unknown, especially when it comes to aspects like overclocking and the clock speeds of each SKU. Overclocking-wise it is likely that AMD will lock Multiplier based overclocking behind certain overclocking ready SKUs, though at this time it is unknown if AMD's Summit Ridge CPUs will support base clock overclocking like AMD's last generation CPUs. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's Zen-based SR7, SR5 and SR3 series CPUs on the OC3D Forums

 

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16-11-2016, 10:51:12

dwatterworth
Awesome move to place the series name in the overall SKU!
So excited to see more information coming along, even if it's naming conventions to give an idea of product range.
Thanks for the news!Quote

16-11-2016, 12:43:18

NeverBackDown
Finally. So much more simpleQuote
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