At the present time, AMD Zen processors are the only thing that would keep the company at its feet. AMD needs to a win in the high-end processor market that has been reigned by Intel for many long years.
AMD Zen Flagship CPU SR7: Faster Than Intel Core i7-5960X
If the leaks are proven true, the eight-core SR7 high-end processor would perform faster than Intel’s monster Haswell-E chip clocked at 3GHz to 3.5GHz with 16 threads and 20MB of cache. In addition, the said Intel processor currently costs $1,000 in street pricing while its AMD counterpart is said to cost $499.
AMD Zen Summit Ridge Latest News
Recently, there have been multiple new engineering samples that surfaced on the Internet. The latest revisions are said to feature clock speed of 3.2GHz and a turbo frequency of 3.5GHz. In that case, it’s a noticeable upgrade compared to the previous revisions which featured s clock speed of 2.8GHz and a turbo frequency of 3.2GHz.
Under those circumstances, it is now the highest clocked AMD Zen processor to date. As a result, the SR7 which is similar to Intel’s i7 is now faster than the Core i7-5960X. Furthermore, SR7 is one of the three Summit Ridge tiers that will be launched by AMD.
|Processor Tier||SR3[Entry Level]||SR5[Mid-range]||SR7[High-End]|
|Base Core Clock||TBA||TBA||3.2GHz|
If all leaks are proven true, AMD will be able to bring competition to the market which is a very good thing. As a result, Intel will finally be forced to lower their prices around its AMD’s counterpart.
Aside from AMD Zen Summit Ridge processors, people are also expecting AMD’s Vega GPUs. That being said, NVIDIA will also be lowering their current GPU’s prices and potentially the upcoming GTX 1080 Ti.