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It is not the first time when AMD implies that its next-generation high-performance x86 micro-architecture code-named Zen will materialize in 2016. However, the reiteration of the plan from the new CEO seems to be an important event since it means that, at least now, the new head of the company believes in AMD’s ability to create a competitive high-performance x86 micro-architecture.
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Nice to see AMD trying to push back intel.
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Nice to see AMD trying to push back intel.

yea that whole we aren't going to try and compete with intel thing was upsetting to say the least. hope this is the architecture that pushes them forward.
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Let's hope they manage it. As it is still at the very least 14 months away.

Let's see what Excavator brings in 1,5 month. (probably)
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Nice to see AMD trying to push back intel.

I don't think they are going to try and push back Intel. That is quite a bold statement if they would say that. Their place will be around the Intel i5 series for a lower price. If they can push down their enormous power usage by a big margin and keep around the i5 there is hope for them.
 
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Everything quoted in the article is very vague, but the article itself is written very direct.

2016 is only implied as a "couple years" and high performance is implied by replacing the current Opteron lineup. Basically means nothing is confirmed other than a new architecture named Zen in the future.
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I don't think they are going to try and push back Intel. That is quite a bold statement if they would say that. Their place will be around the Intel i5 series for a lower price. If they can push down their enormous power usage by a big margin and keep around the i5 there is hope for them.
They don't have a enormous power usage on newer products at GF actually they are quite efficient already it is just that their single threaded performance is so very bad. The new architecture should fix that.
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They don't have a enormous power usage on newer products at GF actually they are quite efficient already it is just that their single threaded performance is so very bad. The new architecture should fix that.

Agreed, the 45 watt Kaveri skus were a huge boost in power efficiency. Largely went unnoticed by most because performance was roughly the same as Richland. The CPU side of Kaveri still draws the most power though, if Zen fix's that and HBM fixes the GPU bandwidth limitations the new APU's are going to be very attractive.
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Can we expect them to get over the i5 2500k IPC?
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Can we expect them to get over the i5 2500k IPC?

One would hope but we cant expect anything when no information has been given yet.
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