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AMD is certainly switching gears, but we really dont know if they are grinding the gears or not. I think some of the hype may hurt AMD.
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During his presentation, Clark's illuminating ruminations on the design process added color to the fundamental concepts behind the Zen architecture. Clark has serious chops; he's worked on every in-house x86 processor AMD has designed, and as the lead Zen architect, he had the pleasure of naming the chip. He chose "Zen" in homage to the delicate balance the company had to strike among a multitude of factors to provide a 40% increase in performance while keeping power in check.

AMD executives repeated the "Zen is not a destination; it's a starting point" mantra during both of the Zen presentations in an obvious ploy to tease the forthcoming Zen+. I hope that the Zen+ refrain isn't a preemptive ploy to defray possible disappointment with the first Zen generation. Designing one microarchitecture to address all market segments is a risky proposition, and AMD has to be careful with our heightened expectations; yet another disappointment could serve it a crushing blow.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-zen-cpu-microarchitecture,32540.html


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Well, that reads like disappointment.. but.. My fingers are still crossed...
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"zen" till release...Then something more like turmoil for investors...thumb.gif

Hopefully it'll be true but we all have every reason to be skeptical with AMD at this point
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"zen" till release...Then something more like turmoil for investors...thumb.gif

Hopefully it'll be true but we all have every reason to be skeptical with AMD at this point


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If it's even 0.5% slower than the fastest Intel chip it's an earth shattering let-down.
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If it's even 0.5% slower than the fastest Intel chip it's an earth shattering let-down.

Why?

It'd be huge improvement for them as a company and what they can provide for the future.

Especially if they release a proc that is 0.5% slower than a 6900k or 6950x....but at HALF the price.


The market needs competition, and elitists create a very small niche in the market.
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Why?

It'd be huge improvement for them as a company and what they can provide for the future.

Especially if they release a proc that is 0.5% slower than a 6900k or 6950x....but at HALF the price.


The market needs competition, and elitists create a very small niche in the market.

i guess hes trolling there is no other way he means it
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Why?

It'd be huge improvement for them as a company and what they can provide for the future.

Especially if they release a proc that is 0.5% slower than a 6900k or 6950x....but at HALF the price.


The market needs competition, and elitists create a very small niche in the market.
Why?
Due to mass armies of kids/trolls.
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If it's even 0.5% slower than the fastest Intel chip it's an earth shattering let-down.

If it's at that level for 1/2 thread tasks and price competitive my next system will have a Zen in it.
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