More leaks of AMD’s upcoming highly anticipated Zen-based Summit Ridge processors are surfacing from folks over at China. This time round, it gets even better, with Maxsun reporting the prices for AMD’s upcoming SR3, SR5, and SR7 processors. Interestingly, these unreleased processors may come with prices that are surprisingly ‘affordable’.
As mentioned before in our previous report, AMD is said to be launching its high-end Zen-based Summit Ridge CPUs on 17 January next year. This launch would most likely feature AMD’s top of the class 8-core SR7 processors. Oddly, both SR7 processors will feature the same amount of CPU cores (8) and threads (16), but one apparently comes with a ‘special’ label.
We think this might be the overclocking dedicated CPU which was talked about earlier this month. Price-wise, the SR7 will start from a price of US$350 (about RM1,557) up to US$500 (RM2,225) for the special variant. Amazingly, some sources have claimed that AMD’s flagship Zen processor may be overclocked to outperform Intel’s i7-5960X CPU.
Moving on, the recent leak also includes AMD’s SR5 and SR3 Summit Ridge processors. Reports suggest that both CPUs will not be unveiled in January 2017 alongside the SR7 processors; instead, they will be showcased at a later date (possibly in March 2017). That aside, the Zen ZR5 processor is allegedly going to come with six CPU cores and 12 threads. It’ll bear a modest price tag of US$250 (RM1,112).
And finally, AMD’s least most powerful Zen-based processor, the SR3, is expected to be equipped with four CPU cores and eight threads. When it comes to pricing, the SR3 Summit Ridge processor may come with an incredibly ‘affordable’ price of merely US$150 (about RM667), which I’m sure will make a lot of PC gamers very happy – depending on its performance too, of course.
Alas, as with any AMD leaks we’ve reported before, do take this one with a grain of salt folks. But with more and more leaks like this surfacing, it seems inevitable to feel that Zen CPUs are getting closer and closer, don’t you think?