AMD is releasing the Zen 'Summit Ridge' CPU later this year

The desktop version will be available to manufacturers by Q3 2016.

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AMD is releasing the Zen 'Summit Ridge' CPU later this year

Just like Intel's Apollo Lake processors, AMD's high-performance Zen (codename Summit Ridge) CPU is coming out in late 2016. Zen has 8 Cores with 16 threads, promises a 40 percent increase in computing power and is geared towards mid-range to high-end rigs. Lisa Su, the chipmaker's CEO, announced at Computex in Taiwan that the desktop chip will be available to manufacturing partners by the third quarter of the year. That means we could see Zen-based products by the end of 2016 or early 2017. AMD has big plans for Zen, though, and is working to scale it across different device types: The company aims to follow the desktop version with one for servers, and eventually one for laptops.

Zen has 8 Cores with 16 threads and promises a 40 percent increase in computing performance.

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