In their own side event this week, AMD invited select members of the press and analysts to come and discuss the next layer of Zen details. In this piece, we’re discussing the microarchitecture announcements that were made, as well as a look to see how this compares to previous generations of AMD core designs.
AnandTech – so the only article you’ll need to read on Zen.
Let’s see if they can keep up the pressure.
Was pleased by the Athlon XP (Palomino) and A8-3500M APU (Llano) but they heat too much for medium throughput to my taste.
They have really good technical architecture that most of the time doesn’t scale into real world performance.
I am very much looking forward to the release of these new CPUs. Most of my desktops have had AMD chips because of their price, and while I have never been disappointed with how they performed based on what I paid, improvement is always welcome.
My main desktop is still running on a Phenom II/X4, and while I want to upgrade when the new Zen chips come out, it may be difficult to justify since my current machine still works so well for my needs.