AMD’s Zen CPU is now called Ryzen, and it might actually challenge Intel

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  1. VinLark
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    "AMD's Zen CPU core architecture is now called Ryzen (pronounced rye-zen, not rizen). Perhaps more importantly, though, as we creep towards Ryzen's promised Q1 2017 release date, AMD has finally revealed some solid specs for a chip based on Ryzen cores.

    The first Ryzen-based part will be the Summit Ridge family of high-end desktop chips. Summit Ridge chips will feature an 8-core 16-thread CPU—which is a true 8-core chip using simultaneous multithreading instead of the much maligned clustered multithreading of Bulldozer—with the top-end part sporting a base clock of 3.4GHz. While that isn't as speedy as Intel's latest quad-core desktop parts (the i7-6700K has a base clock of 4GHz), it is more than competitive with Intel's 8C/16T Broadwell-E processor, which has a base clock of 3.2GHz."

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    aside from the clock, will it compete with an i7? Like if both chips were set to the same stable clock?