CES 2017: AMD ZEN To Launch On January 17

Posted: Nov 21 2016, 6:27am CST | by , in CES


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CES 2017: AMD ZEN to Launch on January 17
  • AMD’s ZEN architecture chip rumored to be launched at CES 2017

The highly anticipated chip is then believed to be released on the 17th of January

The latest in the rumor mill places the launch of the AMD Zen architecture very soon. The highly anticipated chip may be initially launched at CES 2017. The chop will then subsequently be released a week later on the 17th of January.

The hype around the Zen chip is due to its high end capabilities. Many believe the Zen chip will make the simple desktop a state of the art device with its presence. The rumor started from the source Baidu who claims to have spoken with an insider.

The source who purportedly worked on the chip itself claims the chip will be part of AMD’s SR7 range. The chip is also believed to come with a price tag between $200 and $300 apiece.

Even AMD’s own official statement hints towards this recent information. According to AMD the first Zen components to be released will be high-end desktop parts.

Although the price of the chip may not seem very high end but it is possible AMD has something even better in store for a higher price. The best version of the chip may even go for sale at $500.

What’s so special about these chips isn’t the pricing but the fact for the first time a processor chip may be able to compete with Intel. So far the Intel chips are considered top-end and no other brand comes close to them.

But all of that may change with the advent of the AMD Zen chips. The Zen chips’ eight core/16 thread configurations are rumored to be better than Intel’s i7-6850K, which right now costs $600.

Sources also claim the testing of the Zen chips have shown speeds up to 3.3GHz base and 3.5GHz boosted and with overclocking it can even go to 4GHz.

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