AMD Zen Will Be Called ‘RYZEN’; To Feature 8 Cores, 3.4GHz+ And More

Lately, there has been a lot of hype regarding AMD’s upcoming CPU series that is slated to be one of the best in the market, when launched. For now, the company has renamed the series and will now be called RYZEN, instead of Zen. While nothing is official, a new leak shows some of the crucial details of the to-be-launched SoC.

As per the leak, AMD’s high-end processors will come with 8 cores with a clock speed of 3.4GHz+. They will have the capability of overclocking themselves automatically. AMD has made use of Extended Frequency Range (XFR) that boosts the clock speed of the RYZEN processor beyond the officially stated values. The clock speed will be stretched as far as the cooling system will allow, and this does not need any user intervention.

Apart from RYZEN, AMD will have another Zen related sub-brand ThreadRipper. The RYZEN CPUs will come with up to 8 cores and 16 threads along with a clock speed of 3.4GHz+. It has been confirmed that the RYZEN processors will come with 20MB of cache memory, of which, 16MB will be L3 and 4MB will L2 cache.

The new processors will come with features called Pure Power and Precision Boost. The former monitors system temperature, CPU frequency, and voltage in real time, then the data is sent to Infinity Control Fabric. The ICF then adjusts the power to achieve maximum performance with least amount of voltage. On the other hand, Precision Boost maintains highest possible frequency level at any given voltage level. It is very precise and can make adjustments for as low as 25MHz within milliseconds.

RYZEN is a highly-anticipated consumer class CPU from AMD. In a long time, the company is now trying to disrupt the processors market and hopes to stand against its biggest rival Intel.