Also in the company's third-quarter earnings call, AMD CEO Lisa Su promised the Zen architecture remains on track for availability in 2016. Su added that she believes that AMD will return to the mainstream server and high-end client market in a significant way in 2017 and beyond, and mentioned that AMD's 2016 GPU generation will offer twice the performance per Watt than the firm's current offerings:
While we are not anticipating Windows 10 will drive a dramatic near-term PC refresh cycle the continued adoption of Windows 10 which has already been installed on more than 110 million PCs to date, provides a great opportunity for AMD over the coming year based on a semi-consumer and commercial refresh cycle environment. Second, we must continue delivering strong new products. This includes successfully executing key design milestones through our breakout Zen CPU Core.
Zen remains on track for availability in 2016 and we believe will return AMD to the mainstream server and high-end client market in a significant way in 2017 and beyond. We are also focused on delivering our next generation GPUs in 2016 designed to improve performance per watt by 2x compared to our current offerings based on design architectural enhancements as well as advanced FinFET products process technology.