16 Core Zen Opteron To Be Called Snowy Owl

The 16 core Zen version with a BGA socket is codenamed Snowy Owl as AMD thinks that Snowy Owl will be a great match for the communication and network markets that needs a high performance 64-bit X86 CPU.   Features of 16 Zen Core Snowy Owl CPU  The 16 Snowy Owl has 16 cores and 32 threads, all based on 14nm FinFET  transistors. The processor supports up to 32MB of shared L3 cache. A processor cluster named Zeppelin is the key to the Zen architecture as more Zeppelin clusters are creating…

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AMD shows off Summit Ridge, powered by Zen

Summit Ridge's introduction, made on Zen

AMD’s Computex keynote was surely one with quite a few announcements. The company announced the RX 480, powered by Polaris 10, on shelf June 29 and availability of products powered by their 7th generation APUs. However, they left the tastiest bit for last: A first look at the core of the Summit Ridge platform, powered by their high-end x86 architecture called ‘Zen’.     The presentation was accompanied by a short video, introducing Zen and was, according to CEO Lisa Su, rendered on a computer powered by Zen. AMD expects…

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AMD Zen To Deliver Twice The Performance Of An FX 8350

AMD Zen To Deliver Double The Performance Of FX 8350 Rumours surrounding AMD’s much anticipated Zen architecture have been making rounds for a while. Recently, AMD has revealed that an upcoming Zen processor will have double the performance of the FX 8350. If this is true, the new processor will then compete head to head with Intel’s 5960X Extreme Edtion.Also, Images of AMD’s “Summit” die has been revealed. Summit will be the basis of the next generation high performance FX Zen CPUs. Leaks regarding the launch of AMD Zen surfaced many a…

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AMD’s stocks close at 52% high – highest climb since listing

Advanced Micro devices (NASDAQ: AMD) closed today at $3.99, which is 52% higher than yesterday’s closing. This is the highest the stock price has gained since the time it was initially listed on the NASDAQ Stock Index.   The Stock price rise was fueled by the Q1 2016 financial report which beat expectations in both the results and the positive Q2 outlook of the  company. AMD was the most active stock on the NYSE and the biggest gainer, with volumes topping 140 million, over 10 times higher than the 50 day average of…

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AMD Re-affirms, Zen Coming To High-End Desktops In 2016

Devinder Kumar AMD’s CFO officially confirmed the release time line for Zen at Raymond James Technology Investors Conference which took place yesterday. AMD’s Zen series will be coming to high-end desktops in 2016 retiring the AM3 based Vishera FX CPUs which were first released in 2012. Rumors suggest that a number of stock keeping units are planned, with either four, six or eight cores. Not surprisingly, the Zen core is optimized in terms of size and power. AMD is putting a lot of effort into making sure that the Zen FX CPU takes a bite…

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ASUS Launches A Host Of New Portable Products At Computex 2015

ASUS held its Zensation press event at COMPUTEX 2015. Chairman Jonney Shih delivered the ASUS design philosophy of incorporating diverse elements to produce balanced creations that provide incredible experiences and accessible beauty to users. Asus launched a range of consumer products aimed at delivering ultimate mobility, entertainment, and productivity experiences. These include ZenFone Selfie, a full-featured smartphone designed with advanced camera technology for capturing the best possible selfies; ZenPad 8.0, an 8-inch tablet with refined styling, incredible entertainment capabilities, and the world’s first tablet to offer customizable functionality; and Zen AiO Series,…

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AMD announces CPU Road map for 2016-17; new CPU lineup and socket detailed.

Apart from the announcements in their graphics portfolio AMD has a lot to say about their cpu lineup. Firstly, they are projecting a higher IPC increase(upto 40%) in Zen Cores than the previous Dozer family. Zen the brain child of AMD’s own Jim Keller is said to be AMD’s last chance at gaining a respectable position after their near failure on the CPU arena. With Zen AMD is expecting a 40% IPC increase and a new socket called AM4 which will also support DDR4. One good thing to note will…

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