It wasn't much but AMD CEO Lisa Su did show off the upcoming Zen processor at the Computex 2016 press event. The company showed off some videos that were prerendered on a Zen and confirmed the Summit Ridge family will use Socket AM4 and have chips with up to eight cores and sixteen threads.
Not a lot of new information was shared, just the usual regurgitation about Zen offering 40 percent more IPC.
Su said some key customers will get samples in the coming weeks, with broader sampling expected in Q3 2016.
Questions about retail availability went answered but we should learn more in the coming months.
AMD debuted the world’s first live public demonstration of its revolutionary x86 “Zen” processor core architecture in the next-generation AM4 desktop processor (codenamed “Summit Ridge”) which features eight cores and sixteen threads. AMD’s “Zen” core is designed to scale across multiple markets including high-performance desktops, servers, notebooks and embedded solutions with first availability planned in our high-performance desktop “Summit Ridge” processor.