Speaking at the Credit Suisse Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference, AMD CEO Lisa Su reiterated the launch schedules of the Zen and Vega parts.
The high-end desktop Zen processors are expected in Q1 2017, with the high-performance server market following a bit after that. More mainstream versions of Zen will follow in the second half. Vega is also on track for a launch in the first half of 2017.
So, I think it’s very fair to say, when you do a grand new high performance microprocessor, it’s going to take three years or four years. And that’s the level-set. We’re actually very pleased with Zen. It's right on track. Our expectation is that we will launch in desktop in the first quarter of 2017. We’ve given little bit information in terms of where we are relative to the performance aspects and there’ll be more coming shortly.
Customers have been actively testing and working with Zen over the past number of months, and it’s looking quite good. So, you should expect Zen in desktops in first quarter of 2017, Zen in servers in the second quarter of 2017, and Zen in perform factor in second half of 2017. So, it’s a very -- actually it's quite a fast roll-out of Zen throughout our product roadmap.