Short Bytes: At the New Horizon fan event, AMD demonstrated the capabilities of its Zen architecture-based processor, renamed as Ryzen. The processors are expected to be released in Q1 2017 for desktops.Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has rebranded the upcoming processors based on its ambitious 14nm core architecture called Zen. The new processor family will now be called Ryzen and it inculcates the ones made for desktops and notebooks.
Ryzen processors also pack a new technology AMD calls SenseMI, which fuels the promised 40% increase in the number of instructions per CPU clock cycle. SenseMI uses over 100 high accuracy embedded sensors to enable optimal voltage, clock frequency, and operation mode with minimal energy consumption.
Neural Net Prediction, a component of SenseMI is an AI neural network which can predict the behavior of an application on the basis of its history.
At the New Horizon event, AMD demonstrated a Ryzen processor (8-core, 16-thread) clocked at 3.4 GHz. It was clubbed with AMD’s GPU based on the yet-to-release Vega architecture and used to play Star Wars Battlefront – Rogue One at 4K resolution.
The processor was also used for a one on one with an Intel Core-i7 6900K, both coupled with a Nvidia Titan X and play Battlefield 1, again at 4K. It is not surprising to consider Ryzen as AMD’s attempt to capture some part of Intel’s processor empire.
AMD expects to bring Ryzen desktop processors to the market by Q1 2017 and Ryzen laptop processors by the second half of 2017.
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