May 22, 2017 01:56 PM EDT
For now, the new chips of AMD would not appear yet in notebooks. However, beginning the third quarter of 2017, Ryzen laptops would appear. Some would be in APU form as Ryzen CPU cores marry with Radeon Vega graphics core on a single chip.
PCWorld reports that AMD placed SenseMI technology on the Ryzen chip. The chip consists of five parts, namely Pure Power, Precision Boost, Extended Frequency Range, Neural Net Prediction, and Smart Prefetch. The mainstream Ryzen chips will be divided into three families.
AMD rolled out first the top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 processors with 8 cores, 16 threads and priced $500 lower than the comparable Intel Extreme Edition with 8 cores. Ryzen 7 1800X costs $500, Ryzen 7 1700X costs $400, and Ryzen 7 1700 costs $330. AMD launched on April 11 the Ryzen 5 series that were not only more affordable but also had more variation among processors in the Ryzen series. These are the $249 Ryzen 5 1600X, $219 Ryzen 5 1600, $189 Ryzen 5 1500X, and the $169 Ryzen 5 1400.
The tech website adds that by the second half of 2017, AMD would unveil the Ryzen 3 chips which would even be priced lower than the Ryzen 5 series. It would challenge the Core i3 lineup of Intel. On the opposite end, AMD revealed the Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. Aimed at the high-end desktop, it would offer up to 16 cores and 32 threads. Intel’s Extreme Edition lineup has only 10 cores but priced at more than $1,700. With the Threadripper, Extreme Tech points out that the days of shelling out $1,800 for a 10-core CPU are about to end.
According to the AMD chief tech officer, Mark Papermaster, the company is well into the design of its next generations. The focus of the new AMD is to ship a current CPU and develop the next two generations at any point in time, PC Gamesn reports. By using leapfrogging design teams, AMD aims to ensure that there are at least two generations of a product being worked on at any given time.
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