Why AMD Is Pushing Zen-Based Processors Release to 2017
AMD was getting ready for their Zen-based processors release until they decided to push it to 2017. There is good reason for that too. One of the reasons would be the competition against Intel. Putting up a fight against Intel is serious business and I do not think AMD was ready to make that kind of a move even they they were aiming at the high end CPU market.
Delaying the release of the Zen-Based Processors will also allow AMD to focus more on their Polaris GPUs. AMD will need to focus on this if they wish to beat Nvidia and keep up the pressure.
Weak PC sales is another reason why AMD seems to be backing out from the release of the new CPUs. AMD was armed and ready for the release but it seems like a good move that they have not played all their cards as they came.
It seems like a clever move that AMD is sticking to the GPU market for now and will focus on the CPU and APU side of things late next year. Once they have dedicated their attention to Nvidia, they can move on and focus on Intel.
AMD has also been working on a server version for the Zen-based processor and we all know that Intel dominates that market right now.
The much anticipated Zen-based processors will not be coming out this year and we will have to wait till 2017 to see what AMD has come up with. It seems likely that the new CPUs will be launched at CES 2017. This is bad news for team red fans but if this is what it takes for AMD to get on top of things then so be it. I am sure the fans will understand. We will update you guys when we hear something more.