Are you ready for the next big thing? AMD Zen is all set for New Horizon event that is scheduled for 13th December, 2016 and will be live in about 13 hours. The highly anticipated Zen CPU event is slated to be hosted by Geoff Keighley, the Canadian TV presenter and video game journalist. A picture of AMD’s 16-core SoC Naples enterprise chip was also unveiled featuring a dual-socket motherboard.
The pictured 32-thread CPU has been designed to take on Intel’s Xeon range. Although quite impressive, it is not the full extent of AMD Zen. A 64-thread, 32-core is also being worked upon. This 32-core will be competing with Intel’s E7-8890 v4.
AMD Zen range unveiled the dual-socket prototype board equipped with 32-core Naples CPU earlier this year. The CPU featured 64 cores along with 128 threads. It looks weird, that’s a given, and is also somewhat bigger when compared with AMD’s Summit Ridge package.
The AMD Zen’s Naples features LGA (Land Grid Array) configuration. In LGA configuration, the pins are placed in the socket instead of onto the CPU. The hype for tomorrow’s event also has to do with the curiosity pertinent to its peculiar design.
AMD’s last product that was a success in server market was Piledriver. It also marked the success of AMD in a market that is owned by Intel. Using AMD Zen, AMD has also taken on another front. This has happened thanks to the initiative by Jim Keller to continue the company’s line of successful processors; the original Opteron and the original Athlon.
AMD Zen initiative is being dubbed as a success already partly owing to its public performance demo. The demo was exhibited a couple of months ago and AMD Zen aced it. The event can be watched live, 3 PM CST, at AMD’s official website.