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AMD says 'Zen' will provide 40% IPC increase over past chips

AMD says 'Zen' will provide a massive 40% instructions per clock increase over past 'Excavator' CPU core architecture
By: Chris Smith | CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: May 7, 2015 11:32 am

At an Investor Day presentation, AMD took the time to discuss its new 'Zen' CPU core architecture and made sure to mention a large performance increase on the horizon.




In these talks, AMD announced that this new chip will offer a 40 percent increase in instructions per clock (IPC) over its 'Excavator' CPU core architecture, making a massive increase in performance.


Alongside this, 'Zen' will offer simultaneous multi-threading which TechPowerUp claims "will leverage the 14 nm FinFET process." We will see these chips put to use in desktop applications at first, scheduled for a 2016 launch.


It has further been established that AMD is looking towards unifying the CPU and APU into one socket, labeling it as the AM4 and we should also expect a further release of the 7th generation of A-series APUs in the near future.






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