AMD fanboys are probably at the edge of their seats by now. In less than 24 hours, the semiconductor company is due to unveil its newest line of consumer processors. AMD?s event, called New Horizon will happen tomorrow in Austin, Texas at 3pm CST. The show will be hosted by none other than Geoff Keighly, a Canadian video game journalist and main host of The Game Awards.
As mentioned earlier, the event will be the grand unveiling of AMD Zen series processor, dubbed Ryzen. Ryzen is an amalgamation of words ?rise? and ?zen?
There have been speculations that the newest AMD Zen processors will challenge Intel?s Kaby Lake series chips. In terms of performance and cost, the Zen processors is cheaper than the competitors without compromising on performance.
Some earlier leaks on benchmarks revealed that the engineering sample of the Zen clocked a 40 percent improvement in performance. In addition to performance, AMD was able to keep the power requirement of the CPU down to a minimum. On papers, the 4-core Zen processor has a 65W TDP while the 8-core is at 95W. Compared to the same 8-core processor from Intel, the AMD Zen chip consumes around 30 percent less energy.
In addition to the Zen processor, AMD is also rumored to unveil another one of its product in the said event. For months now, many have been speculating that the AMD Radeon RX 490 is nearing its unveiling. Since AMD announced the event a week ago, some speculated that that unveiling will happen with the Zen as well.
The Vega 10 based GPU will target enthusiasts and extreme PC gamers with its over-the-top specs. The AMD Radeon RX 490 is also rumored to go head to head with NVIDIA?s GeForce GTX 1080.
The AMD New Horizon event can be watched live via streaming. One needs to register from the AMD website to be able to see the event.
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