As of recently, Intel seemed to be the only dominating chip manufacturer in the entire world. However, this year’s tech show at Los Angeles hosted the birth of a new generation of Ryzen CPUs. The novel technology introduced a new level of capacity for consumers, which can assure the company four years of market competitiveness. Giving that AMD Ryzen CPU succeeded to increase its usual performance by 40%, Intel has just got a fierce challenger.
At CES 2017, Ryzen managed to retain the attention of the public with a large range of new products. At its stand, the latest technology could be admired in the shape of new Ryzen motherboards and PCs. Ryzen Solutions Inc. has also revealed more technical details about their new generation of products as well as promised support for the AM4 platform for a longer period of time.
However, the new AMD Ryzen CPU was by far the main star of the show. Mark Papermaster, the AMD Chief Technology Officer stated that their latest Ryzen microprocessor would be part of consumer’s experience for at least four years. This is the same amount of time the company took to create such a top-notch technology. These improved stats are creating stronger market competitiveness, while Intel vouches for two years of lifespan for its microprocessor. In order to eliminate any possibility of an Intel comeback, Papermaster will incentivize the developers to come up with annual updates. He is a firm believer that technology evolves at a continuous pace. Thus, the company will likely delight its customers with three more improvements in the following three years.
For the moment, Ryzen has earned great recognition for its Zen chips. Their architecture ensures a 40% better performance than the previous generation of CPUs, the Excavator. The new technology will reach the customers in an unlocked state and will be capable of overclocking.
There is no official launch date yet. However, the product is likely to enter the market by the end of the first quarter in 2017. Moreover, Jim Anderson, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Computing and Graphics Business, announced that the AMD Ryzen CPUs would be available as soon as they are unveiled. This means that customers will receive their order within days and not weeks or months as it usually happens at a product launch.
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