AMD bestows RYZEN brand name to its first ZEN CPUsDecember 13, 2016
AMD will be giving the name RYZEN to its first consumer enthusiast processors. The first processors that will be under the RYZEN brand name will feature 8 cores, 16 threads, 20 MB of cache, and over 3.40 GHz clock speed. These new processors will be partnered with the new AM4 platform, which will launch alongside the ZEN processors. The new AM4 platform will take advantage of the new DDR4 RAMs and will feature PCIe Gen 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2, and NVMe support.
AMD’s ZEN processors will feature XFR (Extended Frequency Range), Smart Prefetch, Pure Power, and Precision Boost. The XFR (Extended Frequency Range) automatically scales the clockspeed depending on the cooling solution that the processor would be using (eg. air cooler, liquid, or LN2), thus permitting frequencies above ordinary Precision Boost limits. The Smart Prefetch is backed with a sophisticated learning algorithms model that learns application data access patterns, which anticipates the location of future data accesses by application code; vital data are prefetched into local cache to be ready for immediate use. Pure Power and Precision Boost works in tandem, these two features focus on managing power consumption, it not only lessens the power consumption but at the same time it optimizes the performance, allowing higher performance with a less power consumption.
Enthusiasts around the globe are waiting for the said Zen processors to hit the local shelves. The questions and doubts that we have regarding the Zen processors will surely be answered on the live cpu demos that will be shown today on the AMD website.
Source: Techpowerup, VideoCardz