AMD confirms high-end Zen CPU launch for early 2017

AMD will launch its high-end Zen products in early 2017.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Oct 25 2016 7:54 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

AMD has confirmed it will be launching its next generation Zen CPU architecture in early 2017, during the company's Q3 2016 earnings call.

AMD confirms high-end Zen CPU launch for early 2017 | TweakTown.com

Chris Hemmelgarn from Barclays asked: "With Summit Ridge launching in Q1 of 2017, I guess how would you expect the channel to ramp that? Do you see it ramping pretty fully in the first couple of quarters of the year, or are you looking for more normal PC seasonality?", to which AMD CEO Lisa Su replied: "You know, I would expect that there will be a relatively good initial demand for Summit Ridge that may be you know, not quite at the seasonal patterns".

Su added: "From where we see, Summit Ridge is playing in a space in the high-end desktop that we currently aren't offering a product. So we believe we'll be competitive certainly with Core I5 as well as Core I7 and we will be launching in those areas".

We should see AMD unveil Zen during CES 2017 in the first week of January, with a launch soon after. We'll be down on the ground at the show keeping you up to date with everything going on in the technology world.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. 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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