It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything regarding AMD’s much vaunted Zen processors. Recent leaks have revealed the updated roadmap for the processor microarchitecture, which further affirms its release date of 2017. In addition, the leak shows new information about Zen-based mobile processors as well.
The leaked slides shows that in 2017, AMD will be looking to launch both the Summit Ridge CPU, as well as, a Raven Ridge APU. The Summit Ridge CPU will be equipped with an 8 core, 16 thread Zen processor and it’ll have a TDP of about 65W to 95W. Meanwhile, the Raven Ridge APU will come with a 4 core, 8 thread Zen processor.
Interestingly, both the Summit Ridge and Raven Ridge processor platforms will be using AMD’s AM4 chipset, which apparently is dubbed as “Promontory” (or Pro for short). That’s not all, AMD’s upcoming Raven Ridge APU is also said to be coupled with a next generation GPU; which could most likely be Polaris based.
Next up, is the Raven Ridge mobile SoC, which is also slatted to release sometime in 2017. According to the leak slides, it’ll feature up to 16 CUs (Compute Units) and 12 next generation GFX (GPU) cores. This APU will also be equipped with AMD’s FP5 chipset.
That aside, it would be interesting to see how Zen would influence AMD’s CPU market share upon its release. Regardless, take this one with a grain of salt until AMD makes an official announcement.