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AMD Zen Summit Ridge Chips to Launch January 17th – Priced between $250-$300
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AMD Zen Summit Ridge Chips to Launch January 17th – Priced between $250-$300

Alex StevensNovember 19, 2016

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New information about AMD’s upcoming Summit Ridge Zen CPUs has emerged earlier this week based on leaked presentation slides and a letter from MAXSUN, an AMD board partner in mainland China.

Acccording to the leaked slides, AMD plans to have a similar naming convention to Intel as the slides suggest that AMD’s upcoming processors will utilize the SR3, SR5 and SR7 brand names, which is similar to Intel’s Core i3,i5, and i7 series naming scheme. with . The pricing on these parts is said to be 1500-2000 Yuan according to the source which rounds up to $250-$300. The source mentions that the SR7 8-core, 16-thread Zen processor will be on par performance wise with the i7-6850K which is an Intel 6-core, 12-thread processor which is typically sold at just under $600.

Rumors are abound that Zen based Summit Ridge processors will be released on January 17th which would be in line with AMD’s expected Q1 Zen launch. Additionally, there is also some indication of more SKUs being released in March which could be the SR5 and SR3 CPUs.

AMD is also rumored to have overclocking variants of their processors as well. The top end chip is rumored to be priced at around $500 USD. All of these variants are expected to be rated at 95W TDP.

 

Source: ChiphellBaidu, WCCFtech

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Alex Stevens
Alex is a long time PC Hardware Enthusiast, when not testing, or troubleshooting he spends way too much time playing the latest RTS and FPS games.
1 Comments
  • rogue1
    November 20, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Bcoz AMD’s 8c/16t Zen can only challenge Intel’s 6c/12t HEDT part like Core i7-6850K, that $300 price tag is most likely for competin against Intel’s cheaper 6c/12t HEDT parts like Core i7-5820K and Core i7-6800K, both oc’able CPUs and prices around $330+ also…..

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