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2016 is going to be a big year for a lot of things in computer hardware. We’re going to see the growth of 3D NAND memory products, virtual reality is going to kick off in a big way, and AMD is going to release its first major CPU architecture in almost half a decade.

How it will perform is anyone’s guess at the moment, but AMD is said to be pleased with how the test units are coming and is even said to feel that they meet “all expectations.”

That’s according to a rumor from a source said to be an ex-AMD employee with contacts still inside the company (via OC3D). That means this is information that’s passed through a few chains to reach us, so don’t take it as gospel — but even if partially true, it’s exciting news.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amd-zen-cpus-said-meet-185517672.html

Other Sources:

http://www.fudzilla.com/news/processors/39165-amd-zen-silicon-might-be-in-good-shape

http://wccftech.com/amd-zen/

http://www.techspot.com/news/62658-amd-reportedly-finishes-testing-zen-cpu-claims-they.html

Hopefully this holds true and we don't run into another Bulldozer situation.
Edited by one-shot - 11/5/15 at 9:18pm
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My friend's sister's cousin's father's friend used to work with a guy who used to work for AMD and HE said....
Seriously though, aren't unnamed, unconfirmed sources just a technique for allowing a "reporter" to make up whatever they want? How is this considered news and not an unsubstantiated rumor? And even if the source is reliable, hasn't AMD played this game before?
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Zen has my interest more then any pc release at present, don't know why but it just does.

Internal expectations aren't a good gauge to go by though.
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Honestly Intel always meets their targets and people complain, but honestly I would be happy to see AMD meet theirs. it's all about expectations i guess.
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It's a Jim Keller chip, it's probably going to deliver the projected specifications thumb.gif
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I have a sneaking suspicious that Jim Keller only returned to restore value to the many shares he holds in AMD.

When he left, his overall demeanor just screamed "my job is done, here."
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Originally Posted by Deuce65 View Post

My friend's sister's cousin's father's friend used to work with a guy who used to work for AMD and HE said....
Seriously though, aren't unnamed, unconfirmed sources just a technique for allowing a "reporter" to make up whatever they want? How is this considered news and not an unsubstantiated rumor? And even if the source is reliable, hasn't AMD played this game before?

To be fair Bulldozer was mostly a corporate directive to change the nature of CPU design that came from sales and marketing people in executive positions that engineers couldn't build and the same sales and marketing execs tasked the sales and marketing teams to sell the crap out of it anyways. Zen is a thing designed by a legendary engineer to fix that fiasco that was brought on by an IBM exec to right the ship. I would have just one little bit of faith. thumb.gif
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I'm crossing fingers that Zen will be a return to form for AMD! biggrin.gif
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My problem is... What is their targets. To compete with Ivy-E or Ivy. full blown i7 or a cheaper i5 competitor?

Its good that they are hitting their own targets, but i am praying that they pull a big one out the bag and put intel into second place, even if its only for a few months it will go a long way for them thumb.gif

I would love to return my CPU back to the green team. A 5960X beater for a bit cheaper with quad DDR4 and a good number of PCI lanes will easily see me go that route for my next upgrade.
Im already debating to get another 390 in a few months or wait for the next gen and go HBM2 so i am def a fan of team green rolleyes.gif
   
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To compete with Ivy-E

Ivy and Ivy-E was 3-4 years before the Zen launch, i don't get why people keep bringing up ivy bridge (it's nothing special at all; if anything, Sandy and Skylake are the ones to go by)
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