At an event entitled ‘New Horizon’, AMD’s first processor to introduce the name of those who have the latest architecture, ‘Zen’. The processor is named AMD RYZEN.
Dr. Lisa Su, AMD CEO looks so happy to announce RYZEN (read: ‘Rai-zen’). “We love RYZEN. RYZEN symbolizes the power of Zen, reaching the next horizon of computing “, so he said when announcing the name of the processor. AMD RYZEN is a processor designed from about 4 years ago, and is a completely new design, unlike its predecessor, the AMD FX series.
RYZEN claimed to have Instruction-per-clock 40% higher than core ‘Excavator’ them before, and had Simultaneous Multi-threading (SMT). Thus, the initial configuration RYZEN processor to be released Q1 2017 will have the following specifications:
Clockspeed of 3.4GHz (minimum, can be increased by Boost)
20MB total L2 + L3 cache (4MB L2 Cache + 16MB L3 Cache)
TDP 95 Watt
And RYZEN AM4 will run on the platform, the platform that supports the latest AMD Dual-channel DDR4 RAM, and the platform itself is rumored to be used on the entire ecosystem of AMD processors from the lower class, middle to high-end desktop. It’s certainly interesting, because AMD ‘Bristol Ridge’ APU can also be run on the same platform, so users who initially only able to buy Bristol Ridge APU, in theory they could upgrade their processors to RYZEN.
Processor clock RYZEN mentioned will operate at 3.4GHz. but AMD said the processors they can still be improved clockspeednya with a feature ‘boost’, but they do not want to disclose the final value of its clockspeed.
SenseMI: Maximize Performance RYZEN with a variety of smart sensors
AMD claims that RYZEN has many features that make it so efficient and smart, especially with SenseMI technology, which is a blend of five features:
Neural Net Prediction
Extended Frequency Range
Neural Net Prediction and Smart Prefetch promises more efficient execution, and these two features alone generates at least 1/4 of all the increase in performance of the RYZEN. While Pure Power, Precision Boost, and Extended Frequency Range is the work of a variety of power sensors, voltage, and temperature, which maximizes clockspeed processor based on existing conditions.
Demo RYZEN: Chasing the 8-Core Core i7-6900K
Lisa Su went on to give a demo Blender rendering and transcoding video with Handbrake. The system compared with an Intel Core i7-6900K system, which is running at stock speeds (3.2Ghz base, 3.7GHz boost). Keep in mind, AMD RYZEN running on this demo are NOT using Precision Boost technology at their disposal, so hang on 3.4GHz clock.
In the demo Blender, AMD RYZEN and Core i7-6900K complete tasks in a similar time, while in the demo Handbrake, AMD RYZEN successfully completed her demo within 5 seconds faster than the 6900K (at RYZEN 54s, 59s at 6900K).
Given the i7-6900K processor that is used as the comparison is an 8-core CPU High-performance valued at 1100USD’s figure, of course AMD demos do show that RYZEN has a promising performance.
In addition, AMD also closed sessions on their demo at the event in New Horizon with a short demonstration of the AMD system RYZEN VEGA combined with AMD GPU, running game Star Wars Battlefront in 4K resolution at 60 FPS +.
On their website, AMD provides access for users who want to test RYZEN enthusiast Blender Demo