Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) has provided more details regarding its “Zen” x86 core processor technology. AMD could still become a competitor to Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). Shares of AMD increased in value by about 160% since the beginning of the year.
The details the technology and chip manufacturer company has provided claim that the new anticipated CPU has delivered a “landmark increase” in processor performance during tests. Sadly to us all, AMD also said that the CPU will be on the market only early next year, and not in the end of 2016 as we have anticipated previously.
The Zen-basedis an 8-core, 16-thread desktop processor, and AMD claims that video game enthusiasts have a reason to be excited. AMD revealed that customers can expect the fastest desktop parts to operate on a thermal design power between 95 and 100 watts, which is comparable to Intel’s hardware, running on the 90 watt range.
Mark Papermaster, AMD’s senior vice president and chief technology officer, said in a statment, "We had let our performance slip versus the competition... This really is quite a statement to the industry that AMD is back in high-performance processors.”