AMD Zen And K12 Architectures Finalized
2015 didn’t turn out to be a good year for AMD even with the release of its new flagship Fury GPU series. The company not only kept on losing GPU market share but also suffered heavy losses throughout the three quarters for the year. Although if the new reports are to be believed, that may not be the case for late 2016 and 2017, with the company set to make some miraculous comeback.
According to the LinkedIn profile of an anonymous AMD design engineer, the company has finally finished its next generation Zen and K12 designs, all focused towards granting decent power savings for their next generation products.
With the departure of Jim Keller, head of AMD’s CPU division, earlier this year, it was believed that the Zen technology will turn out to be a complete failure and might not even happen at all. Well looks like those fears have been put to rest completely now with the Zen cores set to give an approximate 40% boost over the current Excavator cores.
All in all, it seems that Zen is being primed for a late 2016 release, probably the fourth quarter, bridging the massive performance gap between Intel and AMD products.
Source: The New Citavia Blog