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AMD shows breakthrough performance of Zen processor core

By Ciara Alarcon - on 22 Aug 2016, 10:20am

AMD shows breakthrough performance of Zen processor core

AMD demonstrated the performance of its next-generation Zen processor core that achieves 40-percent generational improvement in instructions per clock, delivering a landmark increase in processor performance.

AMD reveals an eight-core, 16-thread Summit Ridge desktop processor outperforming an eight-core, 16-thread Intel Broadwell-E processor when running the multi-threaded Blender rendering software with both CPUs set to the same clock speed.

AMD also conducted the first public demonstration of its upcoming 32-core, 64-thread ‘Zen’-based server processor – Naples, in dual processor server running the Windows Server operating system.

“The performance and efficiency of our ‘Zen’ core showcases AMD at its best,” said Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD. “Over the last four years we have made significant investments to develop a high-performance, multi-generation CPU roadmap that will power leadership products. Customer excitement for ‘Zen’ continues to grow as we make significant progress towards the launch of new products that will span from the datacenter to high-end PCs.”

Source: AMD