AMD Zen Processor Reaches Open ES stage; 32 core, 64 Thread
The Polaris 10 based RX 480 is already out and it has taken great advantage of the new architecture. We also know that AMD has been working on their new Zen Processor. Thought the AMD Zen Processor has been pushed to 2017 people are still excited about it and AMD has now reached its open ES stage.
We have now entered the ES engineering sample stage, and the desktop version of a 4-core, 8-core, 24-core server version and a 32-core, TDP up to 180W, and this monster 32 core 64 thread.
People who were excited about the AMD Zen processor will be happy to know about the demonstration and that they also have a 32 core 64 thread AMD Zen processor. AMD is mainly focusing on the server market with these new processors though there will be consumer variants as well. So if you are a gamer who is looking forward to getting an AMD Zen processor, you can get one when it comes out.
Intel is the dominant company when it comes to server processors and processors in general but with these high-end AMD Zen processors, the company is looking to change that. AMD seems confident with the AMD Zen processors and they seem to know what they are doing
AMD drove competition in the GPU market with the release of the RX 480 which gave Nvidia tough time. Now it seems that AMD is going to bring the competition to Intel in the processor market. Which is a good thing. Competition is always good. AMD products are cheaper and if the Zen processor is also cheaper than this will mean Intel will also have to drop prices.
This can also mean that Intel will be coming up with budget offerings in the future that could match that of AMD. Though right now Intel does not have an offering in the server market that can match the 32 core 64 thread beast AMD Zen processor for servers.