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AMD's upcoming Zen architecture reportedly met internal expectations

AMD's next-gen Zen architecture has met AMD's internal expectations, with no significant bottlenecks

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 4, 2015 at 10:29 pm CST (0 mins, 39 secs time to read)

AMD hasn't been competing with Intel on the CPU field for quite a while, but its upcoming Zen architecture might be a big change. According to industry insiders, AMD's internal tests on Zen CPUs have met their own expectations, with no significant bottlenecks.

AMD's upcoming Zen architecture reportedly met internal expectations |

The news came from a user on the RealWorldTech forums by the name of 'Lurker', who claims that he knows someone at AMD who helped design the L2 cache for the Zen chip. The sole purpose behind the Zen architecture is to competitively compete against Intel, which is something AMD hasn't done for quite sometime.

AMD has reportedly not finalized the specifications of its clock speeds and TDP of the Zen chips, but we should expect a large 40% jump on instructions per clock over the previous Bulldozer architecture.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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