AMD News & Update: Enthusiasts May Preview Zen’s Launch Via Live Stream; 4 Zen CPUs Seen In The Summit Ridge? Prices Revealed?
The game enthusiasts are now all excited for the coming of AMD's biggest CPU, Zen. In fact, in a few days, fans are about to take a glimpse of the new processor as the multinational semiconductor company will conduct a live stream to preview its launch.
AMD's Zen launch will be called New Horizon and this will be the first time that tech aficionados will experience how it works. The event will be hosted by the former host of GameTrailers TV Geoff Keighley and will be live streamed for the other followers to see, according to PC Gamer.
"Watch New Horizon, hosted by Geoff Keighley, for an exclusive advance preview of our new 'Zen' CPU ahead of its 2017 Q1 launch," AMD noted on its public invite. "See eSports & Evil Geniuses legend PPD put 'Zen' through its paces. This is the first time the public will be able to try it themselves and see its capabilities."
AMD also hinted that there will be surprise special guests at the event and a lot of giveaways to the attendees. The Zen creator also teased that this is the kind of event that every gamer shouldn't miss.
According to PCWorld, AMD might now reveal the rumored quad-core version of Zen at its upcoming launch. In fact, there are leaks surfacing online that four CPUs, which are based on Zen, are seen in the "Summit Ridge" family that will be launched next year.
AMD's top end might have two eight-core Zen chips that have Simultaneous Multi-Threading and SR5 with six cores along with a quad-core SR3. If these leaks are true, the high-end eight-core Zen would have a price tag of $500 while its lower version would be $350.
AMD's six-core SR5 might be $250 while the quad-core SR3 may be priced at $150. AMD remains to be mum about the details of its coming CPU, but it really surprised everyone when it revealed the eight-core Zen that could keep up with 8-core Broadwell-E chip.