AMD Finalize Brand Name of First Enthusiast “ZEN” CPUs, Called “RYZEN”

Finally, AMD has chosen RYZEN (pronounced “risen”) as the marketing name for the first enthusiast “ZEN” based processors. AMD also stated the RYZEN CPUs will be available in Q1-2017, the first RYZEN CPU will feature 8 cores, 16 threads, 20 MB of total cache (8x 512 KB L2 + 2x 8 MB L3). The clock speed will be over 3.40 GHz and feature AM4 socket package. For, RYZEN CPUs AMD will launch motherboards with AMD X370 chipset.

On RYZEN CPUs, AMD is also introducing enthusiast-segment features XFR (eXtended frequency range), Smart Prefetch, a tightly tuned power-management system built from the ground up, called AMD Pure Power, and its related feature, AMD Precision Boost.

It will be interesting to see how the new RYZEN will compete Intel’s upcoming Core i7-7700K which will have higher clock speeds of 4.00-4.40 GHz.