Italian tech site Bits and Chips heard from an anonymous source that AMD is focusing on an eight core die for its upcoming Zen launch. From this single die, AMD will be able to commercialize six core and eight core models, and perhaps models with and without Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT).
There will be no dual-core parts but in case of bad yields AMD can ship quad-core models to OEMs and ODMs. The first Zen processors will not have integrated graphics.
For the entry-level market, AMD will reportedly position the Bristol Ridge APU, which is set to be announced at Computex. Bristol Ridge is believed to be a 28nm shrink of Carrizo, with Socket AM4 and DDR4 memory support.