AMD Zen Mainstream Desktop Processors Coming Out In 2017; 50% More Shaders
AMD Zen has been hyped all over the Internet and people are waiting lo learn more about the Zen mainstream desktop processors. While we know that they have been pushed to 2017, there is little more that we know besides that. A new leak that showed up seems to be the official roadmap for AMD processors. The leaked slides show details about ADM desktop processors as well as mobile processors.
The first roadmap shows that the 28nm process, Bristol Ridge and Stoney Ridge will be coming out this year. Here is what we have learned about the AMD Zen mainstream desktop processors through these new leaks.
50% More Shaders
Raven Ridge is the new AMD APU. This merges the AMD Zen CPU with modern graphics. We recently heard about AMD Zen mainstream desktop processors being a merge between CPU and GPU while this is still an APU, it is a step in that direction that we hope AMD manages to achieve with the Zen mainstream desktop processors.
Raven Ridge has the following features:
- 16 compute cores
- 4 cores
- 8 threads
- 768 shaders
Zen Mainstream Desktop
AMD Summit Ridge will be the Zen mainstream desktop processors with configurable TDPs 65-95 Watts. Summit Ridge will feature 8 Cores and 16 Threads, and will use the new unified AMD4 socket.
AMD has confirmed that the Zen mainstream desktop processors are on track and that they will be coming out in 2017. We might get an introduction or even a demo to these new AMD processors this year but mass production and delivery will be next year.
Though AMD has been quiet about their upcoming products, we have learned a bit from these leaks. What do you think about these AMD Zen mainstream desktop processors and the idea of merging a CPU and a GPU into on powerful chip? As amazing as it sounds it could be possible to achieve if AMD is looking into it. We are looking forward to the launch of the AMD Zen.