AMD Ryzen brings the best specs and performance for next Zen processors

By: Costea Lestoc
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A week ago, Advanced Micro Devices has teased fans with demos that included new and updated GPU heavy applications (4K gaming and video editing) that performed well with “Summit Ridge”, also known as Ryzen, which will run at 3GHz. Now, the manufacturer has offered more details about Ryzen, which will be used across “Zen”-based desktop and notebook CPU families.

The AMD Ryzen processor will support SenseMI, a sensing, adapting and learning technology that will enhance efficiency and processing technology to meet the demands of gamers and PC users. AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su said that “The ‘Zen’ core at the heart of our Ryzen processors is the result of focused execution and thousands of engineering hours designing and delivering a next-level experience for high-end PC and workstation users,” adding “Ryzen processors with SenseMI technology represent the bold and determined spirit of innovation that drives everything we do at AMD.”

According to AMD, Ryzen is 40% more efficient, consuming less power than its Intel counterpart. Three hundred engineers have worked on the core engine, which benefits from the new five-stage SenseMI technology. Three five components of the SenseMI technology are:

  • Pure Power – there are over 100 embedded sensors with accuracy to the millivolt, milliwatt. Support a closed-loop control through Infinity Fabric, allowing Ryzen to use less energy at the same frequency as “unoptimized” silicon;
  • Precision Boost – integrated sensors are monitored and clock speeds are optimized, in increments as small as 25MHz, at up to a 1000 times a second;
  • Extended Frequency Range (XFR) – it is fully automated, raising frequencies above the Precision Boost limits;
  • Neural Net Prediction – an artificial intelligence neural network that anticipates future decisions based on past runs;
  • Smart Prefetch – uses sophisticated learning algorithms and it anticipates the needs of an application, preparing the data in advance.

AMD will release the Ryzen processors for desktops in early 2017, while the Ryzen notebook processors will come in the second half of 2017.

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