Technology: What is AMD Ryzen

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AMD’s new Zen architecture is going to bring an array of new processors to consumers on the desktop, codenamed Summit Ridge. Here’s what you need to know about this new line of Ryzen CPUs.

Zen is set to hit the world in early 2017 to take the fight to Intel and retain some marketshare before falling off the battlefield. AMD has slowly been in decline the past decade, but everything is pinned on the success of Zen. Summit Ridge is the codename for the new desktop processors, though “Ryzen” will be what’s used for marketing and product names.

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